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.
Premier Blanc This Saccharomyces bayanus strain is a strong fermenter with excellent alcohol tolerance (18%) and will readily ferment grape musts and fruit juices to dryness.
It is very respectful of varietal character and balanced mouthfeel. Derived from a pure culture slant of the institute Pasteur in Paris (Davis 595) Good tolerance to sulfur dioxide. Although flocculent, it is not commonly used for sparkling wines. This product was formally known as Pasteur Blanc or Pasteur Champagne. S. cerevisiae; x. bayanus
Application: Best suited for white, red and fruit wines.
Premier Rouge Encourages the development of varietal fruit flavors balanced by complex aromas, especially in varietals from the Cabernet family.
Premier Rouge is a strong even fermenter that produces full bodied reds. Good alcohol tolerance to 15%. Suited for red wines especially Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Derived from the collection of the Institute Pasteur in Paris (Davis 904). It may be necessary to cool fermenting must to prevent unwanted temperature increase. This product was formally known as Pasteur Red. S. cerevisae; x. cerevisiae
Application: Suited for red wines especially Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Premier Cuvee is a fast, neutral fermenter that is the most all-purpose yeast available.
This yeast was particularly adapted to difficult fermentation conditions due to its high alcohol tolerance (16.5%) and low relative nitrogen requirements. Suited for red and white varieties including Chardonnay, Sparkling Base, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Particularly adapted to restart stuck or sluggish fermentations due to its high alcohol tolerance and low relative nitrogen requirements. Low producer of foam, urea, and fusel oils. S. cerevisiae; x. bayanus
Application: Suited for red and white varieties including Chardonnay, Sparkling Base, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.