International Code of Oenological Practices

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Inoculation with yeasts

II.4.1.6 Inoculation with yeasts

Definition :

Inoculation of the cuvee, with added tirage liqueur, by a selected yeast culture.

Objective :

To initiate alcoholic fermentation with a view to obtaining effervescence

Prescriptions :

a)        The yeasts used can be in the form of dried, active yeasts or encapsulated yeasts.

b)       The yeasts used shall comply with the prescriptions of the International Oenological Codex .


Recommendation of OIV :