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Tropica should be used to increase tropical fruit aromas in white wines. It releases guava, passion fruit and pineapple aromas on the nose, with a distinctive guava/lychee character on the palate. It is recommended for use on grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Colombard.
- Strong fermenter at temperatures ranging between 14-18°C (57-68°F).
- A fermentation aid is strongly recommended for low nutrient juices and/or fermenting below 14°C (57°F).
- Alcohol tolerance can reach up to 14% v/v without a fermentation aid, although higher alcohols can be achieved with improved nutrition, particularly toward the end of fermentation.
- There is some foam produced with this yeast, especially under stressful conditions at low temperatures; we don’t recommend fermenting below 13°C (55°F).
Standard nitrogen additions via DAP or ammonia will result in successful fermentations with this yeast; however a complex nutrient is recommended for cold fermentations <14°C (57°F) and/or low nutrient juices to ensure a successful fermentation.
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