Excellence® XR was developed in partnership with the University of Bordeaux. It has excellent fermentation capacities, making it the go-to strain for difficult conditions. With low volatile acidity production, even with high potential alcohols, it produces clean wines that respect the typicity of the grapes and the terroir.
Excellence® XR enables a quick start to the malolactic fermentation, due to its low production of inhibitory compounds (medium chain fatty acids, SO2). This decreases the risk of spoilage by undesirable microorganisms, such as Brettanomyces. This is essential for the maturation of quality red wines. This strain is also well-suited to co-inoculation, due to its compatibility with malolactic bacteria.
It releases a large amount of polysaccharides which give a highly appreciated contribution to the volume on the palate. This makes it a very popular strain for the production of top quality red wines, with structure and balance.
This product is allowed for a use in Organic and NOP according to the current regulations. See the certificate.