A strain suitable for red wines which enhances body and mouthfeel, develops complex fruit flavours/aromas, and promotes structure and longevity. This moderate fermenting yeast is ideal for both new and old world styles, producing complex and interesting fruit-driven red wines.
Suitable for Merlot, Malbec, Nebbiolo, Fruit wines and more.
Alcohol Tolerance: 15% ABV
Usage Directions: No rehydration required - add direct to grape must and stir well. For best results, ferment at 18 - 28°C (64 - 82°F).
Storage Recommendations: Store in a cool, dry place.
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae – Ideally suited for rich, full bodied red wines with exceptional flavour complexity.
Noted for exceptional depth and flavour complexity, R56 exhibits complex aromatics during fermentation conferring an old world quality which one might only expect from natural flora multiple strain fermentations.
Unusually for complex aromatic strains, R56 still respects the varietal character of the fruit and confers good structure and balance. R56 is also a high glycerol producing strain.
R56 is a medium rate fermenter with optimal temperature between 22 to 30ºC (72 -86ºF) which will ferment to 13.5% abv. ethanol.