A yeast for the production of natural sweet white wines
WE 14 is a product of the yeast selection program of ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, the vine and wine research institute of the Agricultural Research Council, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
WE 14 is very suitable for the production of all-natural sweet wines including noble late harvest wines. It is resistant to the toxins secreted by Botrytis cinerea and can easily start fermentation at a high sugar concentration. It is however unlikely to ferment high sugar musts to dryness. WE 14 is cold sensitive and fermentation can easily be stopped by lowering the temperature to 10°C (50°F).