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Aromatic as well as cold tolerant (10-15°C/50-59°F), VIN 13 also has high alcohol tolerance (16.5% v/v) and low nitrogen requirements (qualities obtained by hybridizing S. bayanus and S. cerevisiae strains). Good choice for restarting stuck white fermentations, especially when fructose levels remain high.
VIN 13 is a very good thiol releaser (guava, passion fruit and grapefruit) and outstanding ester producer. On tank-fermented Chardonnay it promotes pineapple and banana flavors, while on Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Viognier it accentuates floral notes.