AMH Assmanshausen Dry Wine Yeast

AMH Assmanshausen Dry Wine Yeast

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Originating from Geisenheim Research Institute, AMH is useful for making Pinot noir and Zinfandel. It is considered a color friendly strain that enhances spicy (clove, nutmeg) and fruity flavors and aromas. AMH has a long lag phase, a slow to medium fermentation rate and benefits greatly from the use of GO-FERM and Fermaid K. Good strain domination is obtained with AMH if the culture is allowed to develop in about 10% of the total must for about 8 hours before final inoculation. Note that in the hydration phase, AMH does not appear to be as active as other yeast can be, but this is not an indication of viability. Best results from 68 to 86 degrees F, tolerant up to 15% alcohol.

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Suggested by friend
Henry T on Dec 24, 2020
Use with Pinot Noir and Zinfandel
Larry J on Sep 17, 2020
Suggested by friend
Henry T on Dec 24, 2020
pinot noir
ted b on Sep 25, 2020
Use with Pinot Noir and Zinfandel
Larry J on Sep 17, 2020
Why is your shipping costs so outrageous?
Daniel B on Sep 4, 2020
Nice slow fermentation, no hydrogen sulfide production
Robert k on Aug 28, 2020
recommended for Pinot Noir
Jerome A L on Aug 28, 2020
I liked the name
Zane D on Aug 27, 2020
good results with Zinfandel grapes
michael s on Jul 28, 2020
leonard c. todd,jr on Jun 3, 2020
Customizing an Old Vine Zinfandel wine kit to bring out spicy notes.
Susan Ingber on May 16, 2020
bc i used to live near here & was so excited about connecting to my childhood homeland through local yeast!
Stephanie R on Apr 8, 2020
For the Pinot Noir is just ordered
Keith E on Dec 9, 2019
Assmanshausen is my favorite yeast for elderberry wine. It's always great!
Byron D on Oct 18, 2019
Tried before and had good results
Nicholas S on Oct 2, 2019
Used on Norton and it gave great results.
Stan S on Sep 30, 2019
Love the name and works great with Minnesota wild grapes.
Dennis Johnson on Sep 30, 2019
Glenn J on Sep 25, 2019
Italian Wine
Ian P on Sep 21, 2019
To Blend with BM 45 for a red to be determined later
James B on Aug 28, 2019
Recommended to go with St. Vincent grapes.
Les H on Aug 28, 2019
i like it
Kenneth W on Aug 28, 2019
I have used it before on Chambourcin, great yeast
craig M on Aug 28, 2019
Works great for Pinot Noir
James B on Feb 21, 2019
Trying new yeasts. Was recommended
Brian K on Oct 11, 2018
Researching your site
Stan S on Sep 24, 2018
I'm vinifying some St. Vincent grapes and had multiple recommendations to use this yeast to bring out spice/gingerbread character.
Jonathan M on Sep 21, 2018
Recommended by a friend.
James M on Sep 12, 2018
Works well for Santa Cruz Pinot
Michael M on Sep 10, 2018
It works great for what I am making
Ryan C on Aug 19, 2018
Recommended to me as a good mead yeast.
Scott A on Aug 19, 2018
we make Chambourcin wine and rose
Donelson L on Aug 14, 2018
Because of your yeast guide
Christopher A on Apr 13, 2018
My go to yeast for red blends
James B on Mar 20, 2018
recommended for pinot noir and sangovise wine
Sal Coco on Jan 31, 2018
pinot noir
ted b on Sep 25, 2020
Why is your shipping costs so outrageous?
Daniel B on Sep 4, 2020

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Rated 4 out of 5
Great yeast for enhancing the fruit profile of your wine.
I really like that the AMH yeast protects and enhances the fruit profile. I've used in two pinots and a zinfandel now. The only complaint is the lag phase is LONG. I tend to ferment fairly cool as well so the lag phase gave me minor panic attacks but the end results are worth it.
December 19, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
The name only a 14 year old can appreciate.
This yeast didn’t give me the “slow burn” ferment I was hoping for. But, good smells and a strong run to zero sugar.
October 5, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
AMH perfect Pinot Noir choice.
AMH worked great for Pinot Noir fermentation, really lived up to it's reputation! I also used it on an experimental Zinfandel fermentation and it added a unique spice character. Very happy with my decision to use AMH and will use it again in 2018.
January 30, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Used for fresh Oregon Pinot noir grapes
I hadn’t used this before but am pleasantly surprised by how good the wine is tasting. I used it for both the barrel-aged red pinot noir and the pinot rosé, and I’m very satisfied.
January 26, 2018
over 3 years ago