NT 116 is a product of the yeast hybridization program of ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, the vine and wine research institute of the Agricultural Research Council, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
NT 116 is ideal for the production of white wines for early release on the market. It enhances volatile thiol aromas (passion fruit, grapefruit and guava) and produces acetate esters (tropical fruit salad). It specifically enhances the zesty (citrus) aromas in wines. NT 116 is recommended for vinifying Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Verdelho and Pinot gris.