Young’s Dessert / High Alcohol Wine Yeast is an exceptional strain that allows optimum wine quality to be achieved with each and every brew. It’s properties include an ability to ferment up to 18% ABV, rapid clearing, low foam formation, and the ability to ferment as low as 10°C means this is a reliable and easy to handle strain. You can expect a taste and aroma profile that will bring the natural grape flavours to the fore, it will also add a definite weight and depth to your wine, making it perfect for high alcohol sweet wines. Excellent across numerous varietals producing classic, true to type sweet, flavoursome wines with balanced mouthfeel and smooth finish, exuding the baked fruit flavours synonymous with high alcohol wines. Making well structured, clean wines that are a wonderful accompaniment to many after dinner treats is what this strain does beautifully.
Alcohol tolerance: 18% v/v
SO tolerance: High
Low production of fusel oils
Viability: >1.0x 10 CFU/g
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.