Best Yeast For Blackberry Wine
Posted 16 August 2006 - 09:40 PM
Thanks for any info.
Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:15 PM
I've used Premier Cuvee and K1V-1116 before. Both are good, but i'm actually leaning more towards the Premier Cuvee. I don't often recommend PC. It will ferment up to a really high alcohol level and leave a very dry wine. Some people like blackberry wine to taste like a blackberry, sweet and sugary. I think i actually prefer it dry after having done it 3 different ways now.
Pretty much any yeast will make a decent blackberry wine, but if you want a dry wine, go with PC. If you want something fruitier and sweeter, try Cote des Blancs.
Posted 17 August 2006 - 01:02 AM
It metabolises some malic acid; so reducing your total acid which can be quite high in berry wines.
It also retains fruit aromas and flavours really really well.
But be aware it allows concurrent malolactic fermentation; so if you want to avoid this take the appropriate steps such as lysozyme, and very good hygiene practices and correct SO2 levels.
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 07:24 AM
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