Lalvin CLOS™ has a high alcohol tolerance and wide fermentation temperature range. Respects varietal character, adds complexity and minerality to red wines. A selection from the prestigious Spanish Priorat region. The selection criterion of the yeast was to preserve the typical characteristics of wines from the Priorat D.O.C, where the musts have low nutrient status, high polyphenolic levels and high potential alcohol. It was also deemed important that the yeast respected and expressed the minerality of the terroir. The sensory characteristics include underlying complexity with an overall heightened expression of varietal characters with a good balance between mouthfeel and structure. Lalvin CLOS™ is a relatively high producer of glycerol, which contributes to the mouthfeel effect of this yeast. Most importantly, its reliability has been commonly reported.
- High alcohol tolerance and wide fermentation temperature range.
- High producer of glycerol, which contributes to the mouthfeel effect of the yeast.