Lalvin VP41 was isolated in a hot region of Italy region during an extensive European Union collaboration (CRAFT) to select natural Oenococcus oeni strains with unique performance and winemaking properties. Lalvin VP41 stood out as a highly tolerant strain, which can perform under the most difficult winemaking conditions such as very alcohol as well as low pH. It is one of the ML strains very tolerant to SO2. Beside its good resistance, Lalvin VP41 is recognized for its sensory contribution to red berry fruit aroma, its late and slow degradation of citric acid and very low production of diacetyl.
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