A notable strain for its ability to enhance Sauvignon Blanc varietal characteristics while maintaining good fermentation kinetics. Wines fermented with SVG are described as having more intensity and a balance of mineral, citrus and spicy notes. Alcohol tolerant to 15%, this strain has moderate nutrient requirements and a fermentation temperature range of 61-79°F. This is a great choice for enhancing natural varietal characteristics in Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and other dry whites.
An interesting strain for its ability to metabolize roughly 25% of the malic acid in a wine, naturally helping to lower a wine's acidity