Noted for its ability to ferment at cooler temperatures and impart fragrant, perfume-like aromas to the wine. This strain has the capacity to express high beta-glucosidase activity, resulting in the release of fruity varietal aromas of terpene origin. Popular for varietal white wines such as Semillon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
A pure Active Dry Wine Yeast selected for its ability to enhance the varietal aromas of white wines.
First isolated from Portugal.
Rate of fermentation
Elegance displays a short lag phase and a medium, steady rate of fermentation at cooler temperatures of 10–18ºC (50-65ºF). The fermentation rate of Elegance is more vigorous at warmer temperatures of 20–30ºC (68-85ºF).
Elegance is considered a low to moderate nitrogen consumer, displaying good fermentation characters when fermenting clarified musts. A nitrogen supplement may be required when fermenting musts with low levels of nitrogen.
Elegance has an alcohol tolerance of 14-15% (v/v).
Generally less than 0.3 g/l.
Elegance favors the consumption of fructose toward the end of fermentation. It can be used to restart stuck fermentations with higher fructose: glucose ratios.
Elegance displays good sedimentation properties.
Elegance has killer activity.
Elegance is a low foaming strain, suitable for barrel fermentation.
Contribution to wine
Elegance is noted for its ability to impart fragrant, perfume like aromas to the wine. This strain has the capacity also to express high ß-glucosidase activity, resulting in the release of fruity varietal aromas of terpene origin.
With its ability to ferment clarified juices at cooler temperatures and its capacity to lift varietal aromas from increased ß-glucosidase activity, Elegance has become a popular strain for a range of fruit-driven white varietals such as Semillon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris/Grigio. Elegance is highly suited to restarting stuck fermentations containing high residual sugar levels.