Aromatic and elegant whites and rosés
Lalvin Rhône 4600™ produces wines with complex aromatic notes. Noted for elevating fresh fruit aromas (apple, pear, strawberry) this strain is ideal for rosé and Rhône-style whites.
Can produce fatty-acid ethyl esters (apricot and tropical fruit flavors) when fermented in high-sugar, low nutrient musts at cool temperatures 13.5°C(56°F).
Higher roundness with diminished bitterness makes this strain a good choice for Rhône white varietals and Chardonnay.
Rhône 4600 has a short lag phase. May produce low levels of SO2 and H2S under conditions of stress. Malolactic friendly.
Isolated from a Viognier fermentation in the Côtes du Rhône region in France in collaboration with Inter-Rhône technical department.