The 71B Lavin strain is a rapid starter with a constant and complete
fermentation between 59° and 86°F that has the ability to metabolize high
amounts (20% to 40%) of malic acid. In addition to producing rounder, smoother,
more aromatic wines that tend to mature quickly, it does not extract a great
deal of phenols from the must so the maturation time is further decreased.
The 71B Lavin strain is used primarily by professional winemakers for
young wines such as vin nouveau and has been found to be very suitable for blush
and residual sugar whites. For grapes in regions naturally high in acid, the
partial metabolism of malic acid helps soften the wine. The 71B also has the
ability to produce significant esters and higher alcohol, making it an excellent
choice for fermenting concentrates. 5 gram pack for 5 gallons.