QA23 Dry Wine Yeast (5 g)

QA23 Dry Wine Yeast (5 g)

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Lalvin QA23, selected on soil types from the area of the appellation of Vinhos Verdes in Portuga offers qualities of fermentative security bound to a weak demand in assimilable nitrogen and O2.

Lalvin QA23 is an excellent choice for wine styles like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonel and Gewurztraminer.
It has low nutrient and oxygen requirements and it has been known to ferment juice at low temperatures (15C/59F) to dryness. QA23 is an excellent thiol converter making it a complementary yeast for developing varietal Sauvignon Blanc passion fruit character. It also produces large amounts of the enzyme beta-glucosidase during growth which allows for the release of bound terpenes in aromatic varieties.

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Weight 0.02 LBS
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Recommended for Marquette grapes which I grow.
Charles C on Aug 4, 2022
William T K on May 9, 2022
Recommended for Marquette grapes which I grow.
Charles C on Aug 4, 2022
Great, dependable yeast for both white wines and meads
Robert S on May 17, 2022
William T K on May 9, 2022
for white wine
Valued C on Mar 17, 2022
best tequila yeast
RUSTY A on Mar 8, 2022
I love the product results
Jennifer B on Aug 14, 2021
my LHBS doesn't carry this yeast and I have heard good things
Heather J on Jun 10, 2021
love this yeast for white wine and mead
Mike S on Apr 15, 2021
ANDREW ROBERT D on Apr 8, 2021
Experimenting with this one, we'll see what happens.
Daniel Warren C on Jan 5, 2021
Used it before with success
Larry M on Sep 28, 2020
Being newer to mead/wine making I am trying a few new yeasts.
Ryan G on Aug 7, 2020
23 is a prime number I’m told.
Nathan H on May 19, 2020
for dark fruited mead
Peter C on Apr 29, 2020
Low ferment temps
Paul J on Apr 9, 2020
To Make Malvasia Wine
donald j on Oct 14, 2019
Used it successfully in prior years
Larry M on Oct 5, 2019
because I'm making white wine
Thomas S on Sep 23, 2019
for apple cider
Alan E on Aug 28, 2019
For mead
Russell Windham on Dec 31, 2018
description of yeast fits with a project I'm starting
George W D on Aug 23, 2018
Good for wine and meads
Steven McPeak on Aug 8, 2018
Fantastic yeast for apple cider. It produces fine floral and fruity aromatics.
Christophe V on Apr 20, 2018
Great, dependable yeast for both white wines and meads
Robert S on May 17, 2022
for white wine
Valued C on Mar 17, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Always a good choice
I've used this for meads before but used it this time for a Sauvignon Blanc and was happy with the results. The wine is still clearing but the taste test was good. Strong fermenter, a definite go to.
June 7, 2022
2 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
wouldn't start ferment
I had 2 tanks of Albarino and decided to use QA23 in one and BV7 in the other. Both treated identically, otherwise... 64 degrees, nutrients, etc. The BV7 started fermentation the next day... I waited 3 days for QA23 and gave up... added BV7, and it started the next day.
October 15, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fruit/Floral Bomb for Chardonnay
Unbelievable! I made the Cellar Craft Lodi California Chardonnay kit. The strong aromas coming off the primary were amazing - pear and kiwi - they filled to house! The sample at bottling time is aromatic and floral with dominant pear and kiwi, and hints of rose and carnation - in a good way. I'll update this review after bottle aging, but if these flavors and aromas hold, this is going to be an amazing Chardonnay thanks to high quality grapes and QA23 yeast!
September 26, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Was what I was looking for and was priced right
August 22, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice to be able to source specific yeast strains quickly
November 13, 2018
over 3 years ago