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58W3 Dry Wine Yeast

58W3 Dry Wine Yeast

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A yeast strain that really brings out aromatic components in white wines, especially Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Viognier and Semillion. Also a great choice for mead fermenations where it has a significant aroma/flavor input. Specifically Fruity/Floral aromas are emphasized through the natural liberation of terpenes found in these varieties. What we think is particularly unique about this strain is the creation of smoky/spicy aromas. Also selected as a commercial yeast strain for its ability to create mouthfeel volume and richness. So to recap - fruity/floral/smoky/spicy aromas and flavors with good mouthfeel... where do we sign up! Lallemand recommends adding Go-Ferm during rehydration and Fermaid K to the ferment to ensure that this strain ferments to dryness.

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Is compatible with varieties in my vineyard
Steven H G on Oct 6, 2020
Great for hard cider and white wines
Mark T on Sep 16, 2020
Is compatible with varieties in my vineyard
Steven H G on Oct 6, 2020
Used before
Thomas P on Oct 1, 2020
Great for hard cider and white wines
Mark T on Sep 16, 2020
Cider
Jillayne R B on Aug 15, 2020
Great yeast for Mead!
Ryder FitzGerald on Jul 28, 2020
Primary Fermentation of Flanders Red Ale
Anthony M on Feb 25, 2020
Great for off dry whites. Beautiful fruit.
David B on Oct 31, 2019
For some berry mead
Brian K on Aug 28, 2019
Cider, fruit characteristic
Jillayne R B on Aug 28, 2019
Mead making
Carl W on Apr 25, 2019
Trying new yeasts. Great write up. I hope it lives up.
Brian K on Oct 11, 2018
Research
Stan S on Sep 10, 2018
used last year fantastic result
Pat G on Aug 24, 2018
Great aromatics, one of my favorites
Valued C on Aug 20, 2018
Recommended to me as a good mead yeast
Scott A on Aug 19, 2018
Love the fruity ester aromas
Mark F on Aug 10, 2018
Great results for hard cider and Phoenix (hybrid grape) white wine
Mark T on Jul 25, 2018
need for making mead
Carl W on Mar 16, 2018
Used before
Thomas P on Oct 1, 2020
Cider
Jillayne R B on Aug 15, 2020
Reviews

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It's Voracious! So Far So Good
I'm a beekeeper making some cyser using Ken Schramm's "Fall's Bounty" recipe, with ingredient quantities interpolated for a 6-gallon batch. I used the TOSNA 2.0 calculator to determine Fermaid-O nutrient requirements and, honestly, I don't think this yeast needs any support. I rehydrated with 22.5g Go-Ferm in 450 ml ( I used 16g because I've never used this yeast before) and it had a beer head on it after 15 minutes. I pitched it and it took off. I can clearly hear fermentation from a room away - I thought it was raining. Hit 65% sugar break in 4 days (with OG at 1.1000SG). The aroma and taste on day 4 makes me wish I could stop the fermentation :) I'll try to figure out how to update the post but so far so good. I picked this yeast because I'm a fan of using yeast used for Gewürztraminer wines for meads.
October 7, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Great results with 58W3 yeast with off-dry white wines.
After fermenting gewurztraminer, gewurz/riesling blends or similar whites with 58W3 balance your wine with citric acid (I like to dissolve citric acid first with a little hot water). Balance the sweetness so the taste is crisp and nicely balanced not too dry or too sweet. Be prepared to repeat balancing 2 or 3 times about 2 weeks apart - let the acidity & sweetness blend together.
November 14, 2019
Purchased
12 months ago
Great for a blend
Using this as mix with another for a Melbec to bring out the spice flavor
March 7, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Great for cider and hybrid white
This will be my 4th year using this yeast for hard cider and Phoenix white hybrid wine. I think it's an excellent cider yeast - accentuating the fruit flavors, and have used it in a blend with RH4600 for the hybrid white grape Phoenix. I used a Champagne yeast one year for the cider and everyone asked me to go back to 58W3.
July 24, 2018
I used this yeast on Gruner Veltliner fresh juice....it came out great!
February 9, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Strong and complete fermenter!
February 7, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Just what I wanted for pinot grigio
Just what I wanted. I like this a lot in pinot grigio when using a second strain. I prefer to blend with d-47 half and half after cold stabilization just before bottling. Had very good results using this from Chilean juice last year I will try replocating that in a larger batch this spring.
January 30, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago