Good Yeast For Shiraz Fermentation

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vinlibervin

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Hi

I was wondering if anyone had some advice on good yeast recommendations for shiraz grapes.

Last year I used Wyeast 2049 champagne on a cabernet sauvignon ferment as it was all I could get at the time and it worked well in that there were no problems with the fermentation but I wonder if there are better yeasts out there - especially the yeasts designed for red wine grapes.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Al
 

JDW81

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Hi

I was wondering if anyone had some advice on good yeast recommendations for shiraz grapes.

Last year I used Wyeast 2049 champagne on a cabernet sauvignon ferment as it was all I could get at the time and it worked well in that there were no problems with the fermentation but I wonder if there are better yeasts out there - especially the yeasts designed for red wine grapes.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Al
Lalvin RC 212 (www.lalvinyeast.com)

I know a few wine makers who use this one in heavier reds.
 

JDW81

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FWIW lalvin 1118 champagne yeast makes an excellent cider yeast. High attenuation for a really dry finish.
 
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