Lalvin EC-1118 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae [ex-bayanus]) is the workhorse wine yeast, covering an array of styles and performing excellent in a variety of conditions. The go to yeast for most folks and a favorite of the wine kit industry for reliability and performance. A general purpose yeast used to produce many types of wines including sparkling wines and ciders.
- Ideal for rapid fermentations
- Powerful competitive factor (inhibits wild yeast)
- Restarts stuck fermentations
- Ideal for in-bottle fermentations (sparking wines)