Cote des Blancs is also known as Epernay II. It is recommended for Chardonnay, Riesling, mead, and cider, as well as fruit wines, perhaps apple wine or plum wine.
It imparts a fruity aroma in both red and white wines. A slow fermenter that works best between 50 and 80 degrees. This strain will not ferment to a dryness at the low end of the range, leaving residual sugar resulting in a sweeter wine.