1 kg

All-purpose strain for New World style whites and reds

NT 116 is equally suited for white and red winemaking. It releases varietal aromas and produces esters but delivers different results in reds and whites.
  • White wines are fresh, tropical, and zesty
  • Red wines are red and black fruit-focused and are well-suited for oak aging
  • Very strong fermenter - temperature control is advised when using this low foaming but vigorous strain
  • S. cerevisiae hybrid
  • Product of the yeast hybridization program of Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, the wine and vine institute of the Agricultural Research Council in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Frequently used in: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot gris, aromatic whites, full-bodied and high maturity red wines destined for oak aging, cider
Alcohol Tolerance: 16%
Nitrogen Needs: MEDIUM
Temp. Range: 54-83°F