Red Star Yeast
- Cote des Blancs
- Cote des Blancs is also known as Epernay II. It is recommended for Chardonnay, Riesling, mead and cider, as well as fruit wines, particularly apple. 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. Temperature Range 64-86°F. Alcohol Tolerance 12-14%.
- A strong fermenter with good alcohol tolerance that is useful in producing dry, full bodied red and white wines. Will leave a wine with intense color and excellent flavor complexity while preserving tannin content. This yeast will produce hydrogen sulfide gas in the presence of excess sulfur compounds and therefore should not be used to ferment grapes that contain residual sulfur dust. Temperature range: 59-86 F. Alcohol Tolerance: 13%.
- Pasteur Champagne
- An all purpose and vigorous, moderately foaming and sulfite tolerant strain useful in producing white wines. This strain leaves behind a pleasant yeasty flavor. This strain is not used in producing sparkling wines. Whites. Temperature range: 59-86 F. Alcohol Tolerance: 13-15%.
- Pasteur Red
- Pasteur Red yeast is a strong fermenter and produces full-bodied red wines. Particularly well suited for grapes from the Zinfandel and Cabernet families as well as Berry and Cherry Wine, Gamay, Merlot, Pinot, and Syrah. Ideal Temperature Range 64-86°F. Alcohol Tolerance 16%.
- Premier Cuvee
- One of the fastest, cleanest, and most neutral of all Red Star wine yeasts, this strain is recommended for reds, whites and especially champagnes. Good for restarting stuck fermentations. Temperature range: 45-95 F. Alcohol Tolerance: 18%.
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