Saccharomyces Cerevisiae – Exceptional strain for full fruit varietal and country red wines promoting good structure, balance and colour.
The majority of yeast strains strip out fruit flavour and colour from the must, not so with VR21 which is particularly noted for preserving and retaining the natural fruit characteristics of the grape / country fruit and enhancing palate length.
VR21 is a relatively neutral strain producing subtle levels of aroma and flavour compounds, allowing full expression of varietal / country characteristics whilst enhancing colour, wine structure and balance.
VR21 is an ethanol tolerant killer strain, capable of fermenting to 15% abv. ethanol. Good production of glycerol, low volatile acid production, zero sulfur dioxide formation and low foaming.
VRE21 is capable of fermenting between 59 – 86°F but best results are achieved when a temperature between 68 – 75.2°F is maintained, unless cold fermenting is desired for flavour/aroma development.
Acid reducing strain excellent for fruity white & blush country wines especially where residual sugars are desired. MA33 has the ability to metabolize between 30 and 35% of malic acid making this strain the perfect choice for country fruits which are naturally high in acid. Reducing malic acid will soften the wine and give a vin nouveau character for early consumption with a balanced palate.
MA33 is also noted for its production of fruity esters and fusel oils conferring fresh fruity character to the wine. There is an increased chance of Malolactic fermentation by lactic acid bacteria following MA33 fermentation. MA33 is a killer-sensitive strain. It is a good fermenter between 18 and 27OC (64 -80OF), with a rapid onset to fermentation although can exhibit a slow late fermentation profile and may require aeration after 10 – 12 days. Will ferment up to 14% ABV. ethanol providing the pH is above 3.2
Youngs Ale Yeast is a customary example of a traditional top fermenting English Ale yeast and is used throughout the country in commercial breweries as well as by home brewers. The pure single strain culture has several outstanding characteristics such as it’s high temperature tolerance, high alcohol tolerance, relatively low risk of bacterial contamination and outstanding sedimentation characteristics, making it a consistently popular option, delivering reliable top quality Ale’s. You can expect a full bodied, fruity Ale with a hoppy, estery nose and palate. When using this yeast you can look forward to a high final gravity that delivers additional body, weight and a fuller flavour to competitor yeasts. Young’s Ale yeast can be sensitive to variations in fermentation temperature but where constant temperature is used it is a forceful strain with very strong fermentation and moderate attenuation properties.
Alcohol Tolerance: 9.5% v/v
Viable cell count > 5.0 x 10 CFU/gram
Wild yeast: 1 per millin
During yeast manufacture, special processs are employed to promote very high leveles of the natural compound – Trehalose within the yeast.
Trehalose is a natural sugar produced within the yeast cells to protect itself during prolonged storage and stress conditions.
The very high levels of trehalose acheieved also remove the need for re-hydration before adding to must or wort – there is now no advantage in doing this even for high alcohol wines.
his strain is known for it’s exceptional reliability and it’s ability to consistently deliver fresh, clean, crisp and robust ciders. It is a very low foaming strain that will ferment between 10 – 35°C, adhering to the ideal fermentation for cider; measured and steady. The flavour characteristics confered by this strain are neutral and clean meaning that the natural flavour of the fruit will be the prominant taste on the palate, guaranteeing a satisfying, well balanced cider. Overall, a classic cider yeast that will ferment to dryness with a delicious, powerful and refreshing fruity finish, perfect for making your own traditional European cider.
Alcohol tolerance: 15% v/v
SO tolerance: High
Low production of urea
Low production of fusel oils
Viability: >1.0x 10 CFU/g