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Scotzin Brothers

Central PA's largest wine making and home brew supply shop


K1V-1116 Lalvin Active Freeze- Dried Wine Yeast


Origin Selected by the Institut coopratif du vin in Montpellier among numerous killer strains isolated and studied by Pierre Barre at INRA, the K1V-1116 strain was the first competitive factor yeast to go into commercial production and has become one of the most widely used active dried wine yeasts in the world. Properties and applications The K1V-1116 yeast strain is a rapid starter with a constant and complete fermentation between 50° and 95°F (10° and 35°C). 

It is capable of surviving a number of difficult conditions, such as low nutrient musts and high levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) or sugar. Wines fermented with K1V-1116 have very low volatile acidity, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), and foam production. The K1V-1116 strain tends to express the freshness of white grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Seyval. Natural fresh fruit aromas are retained longer than with other standard yeast strains. Fruit wines and wines made from concentrates poor in nutrient balance benefit from the capacity of K1V-1116 to adapt to difficult fermentation conditions. 
It is also very useful for restarting stuck fermentations. 
 Recommended for: dry white, aged red, rose, and fruit wines; cider, mead, icewine, and late harvest wines. 


Your homebrew supply and winemaking store. Scotzin Brothers has been providing brewers and winemakers with quality home brewing and wine making equipment and ingredients for over 40 years. We have all the equipment and ingredients you need for wine and beer making including beer recipe kits, wine ingredient kits and equipment kits. Stop in and meet our knowledgeable, friendly staff. Orders are shipped within 24 hours of ordering on weekdays so you receive your supplies fast.