Lalvin RC-212 strain comes from the Burgundy region of France, and is a moderately quick, low foaming yeast. It achieves full flavor extraction in red wines. This yeast strain stabilizes color and tannin throughout fermentation and aging. An emphasis on ripe berry, peppery/spicy and fruit aromas is noted. This is the best strain to use in Pinot Noir or other full bodied red wines.