Bourgovin RC 212
The Bourgovin RC 212 strain was selected from fermentations produced in
the Burgundy region by the Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne
(BIVB). It was selected for its ability to ferment a traditional heavier-style
Burgundian Pinot Noir.
Oenological properties and applications
The RC 212 is a low-foaming moderate-speed fermenter with an optimum fermentation
temperature ranging from 20° to 30°C (68° to 86°F). A
very low producer of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and sulfur dioxide (SO2),
the RC 212 shows good alcohol tolerance to 16%.
The RC 212 is recommended for red varieties where full extraction is desired.
Lighter red varieties also benefit from the improved extraction while
color stability is maintained throughout fermentation and aging. Aromas
of ripe berry and fruit are emphasized while respecting pepper and spicy
An excellent choice for both young & aged red wines.
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