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NT 116 is a product of the yeast hybridization program of ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, the vine and wine research institute of the Agricultural Research Council, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
White Wine Application - NT 116 is ideal for the production of white wines for early release on the market. It enhances volatile thiol aromas (passion fruit, grapefruit and guava) and produces acetate esters (tropical fruit salad). It specifically enhances the zesty (citrus) aromas in wines. NT 116 is recommended for vinifying Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Verdelho and Pinot gris.
Red Wine Application - NT 116's tolerance of high sugar musts and high alcohol concentrations makes it very suitable for the production of full-bodied red wines destined for wood maturation. NT 116 promotes blackberry and black currant aromas in Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, and red berry aromas in Merlot.