A yeast strain that really brings out aromatic components in white wines, especially Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Viognier and Semillion. Also a great choice for mead fermenations where it has a significant aroma/flavor input. Specifically Fruity/Floral aromas are emphasized through the natural liberation of terpenes found in these varieties. What we think is particularly unique about this strain is the creation of smoky/spicy aromas. Also selected as a commercial yeast strain for its ability to create mouthfeel volume and richness. So to recap - fruity/floral/smoky/spicy aromas and flavors with good mouthfeel... where do we sign up! Lallemand recommends adding Go-Ferm during rehydration and Fermaid K to the ferment to ensure that this strain ferments to dryness.