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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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Lucas S on Apr 26, 2021
Always looking for unique whites and digging into making them. This sounds like a potential winner.
Jared B on Feb 13, 2021
Mead
Lucas S on Apr 26, 2021
like this yeast for select white wines and meads
Mike S on Apr 15, 2021
Always looking for unique whites and digging into making them. This sounds like a potential winner.
Jared B on Feb 13, 2021
Mead
Lucas S on Feb 4, 2021
This yeast will enhance the aromatics of the wine I'm making.
Karyl N on Jan 24, 2021
I am making a Riesling and this was the yeast recommended by WineMaker Magazine
Holger on Jan 7, 2021
Works beautifully for high ABV mead. Tolerates high ABV and also tolerates warmer than optimal temperatures
Joseph D on Jan 5, 2021
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
like this yeast for select white wines and meads
Mike S on Apr 15, 2021
Mead
Lucas S on Feb 4, 2021
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
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
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for a blend
Using this as mix with another for a Melbec to bring out the spice flavor
March 7, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
I used this yeast on Gruner Veltliner fresh juice....it came out great!
February 9, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Strong and complete fermenter!
February 7, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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 3 years ago