BA-11 Dry Wine Yeast

BA-11 Dry Wine Yeast

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BA11 was selected in 1997 near Estacao Vitivinicola de Barraida in Portugal. It has excellent fermentation kinetics, even at low temperatures. It promotes clean, aromatic, estery characteristics during fermentation. BA11 intensifies mouthfeel and augments lingering flavors in both still and sparkling white wines. BA11 encourages the fresh fruit aromas of orange blossom, pineapple and apricot. In relatively neutral white varieties BA11 brings out tropical fruit, cream, vanilla and spice. With fruit from hot climates, BA11 can really help to "flesh out" a wine by its' volume and mouthfeel enhancement. This strain is good by itself, as well as being a great structural component to a blend. Best results from 50 to 77 degrees F, and alcohol tolerant to 16%.

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Research on yeast for Viognier
Kevin O on Jan 15, 2021
It works
Ricker O on Sep 16, 2020
Research on yeast for Viognier
Kevin O on Jan 15, 2021
recommended for meads that I am brewing
Scott D on Oct 25, 2020
It works
Ricker O on Sep 16, 2020
This is my go-to yeast for Viognier
Michael S on Sep 2, 2020
Plan to use it for viognier
Nicola Helm on Aug 26, 2020
I plan to do 50 F ferm
Timothy K on Jun 17, 2020
Versatile yeast for my Balanc Du Bois
Allen B on Jun 13, 2020
I heard that it works well with pinot grigio.
Matthew Racine on May 7, 2020
Great with orange blossom honey
Paul J on Apr 9, 2020
desired profile
Robert M on Mar 25, 2020
Good for Riesling
William Andrews on Mar 9, 2020
I am making mead and want to see how this will work.
Thomas on Feb 15, 2020
Thought it might make good rum
Joseph A. Wilson on Jan 3, 2020
Traditional mead recipe
Eric Y on Nov 5, 2019
Single use yeast for frascati
Valued C on Oct 19, 2019
Have used this yeast with Souvignon Blanc and trying it on Riesling this year. Excellent results when used with Go-Ferm and Fermaid K: https://morewinemaking.com/web_files/intranet.morebeer.com/files/wyeastpair.pdf
Steve S on Sep 30, 2019
Best for mead I am making.
michael kamens on Sep 23, 2019
For Viognier and Rose Fermentations
Michael G on Aug 28, 2019
Making a white wine
Spenser E on Aug 28, 2019
Recommended by site
Randell M on Aug 28, 2019
Jillayne R B on Aug 28, 2019
Mandy chose it
Ricker O on Jun 24, 2019
Using for main production of Blanc Du Bois Grapes
Tracy H. on Jun 19, 2019
For a Riesling pyment mead
Allen M on Jun 8, 2019
Recommended by Mead Maker of the Year winner
Scott D on May 5, 2019
Sour beer fun
William R on Apr 26, 2019
Ryan Carlson said it is great.
Brian K on Mar 29, 2019
I use this for a Sauvignon Blanc kit
Mstngswimmer05 on Dec 28, 2018
For the flavour profile described for whites
Kristeva D on Nov 26, 2018
for the wife
David B on Nov 22, 2018
Trying new yeasts.
Brian K on Oct 11, 2018
Because it lets me make awesome mead
Thomas R on Oct 9, 2018
1/2 1/2 with QA23 gives delicate finish with texture for viognier
R. Lee R on Sep 28, 2018
Used on Souvignon Blanc...finished smooth and dry. Using it again
Steve S on Sep 12, 2018
ferment Riesling juice
Michael H on Sep 11, 2018
great yeast for white grapes
Peter D on Sep 5, 2018
Great yeast for white grapes
Peter D on Sep 5, 2018
description of yeast fits with a project I'm starting
George W D on Aug 23, 2018
Nicholas F on Aug 7, 2018
Recommended to me by Mead Maker of the Year
Scott D on May 10, 2018
Trying this as a blend with the Rhone 4600
James B on Mar 20, 2018
First time tried, but recommended by friends
Craig E on Mar 16, 2018
Dry orange blossom mead.
Douglas S on Feb 12, 2018
recommended for meads that I am brewing
Scott D on Oct 25, 2020
This is my go-to yeast for Viognier
Michael S on Sep 2, 2020

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Rated 5 out of 5
Strong fermenter. No nasty flavors.
I used this yeast for a rum wash. I was hoping to notice the tropical fruit that's mentioned in the description. I haven't noticed that, however, it's been a strong fermenter and I haven't noticed any negative aroma/flavor. I think it's entirely possible that the molasses aroma/flavor overwhelms whatever contribution the yeast is making so if you're using it for mead or wine you may have better luck flavor contribution wise. I just followed lalvins instructions: rehydrate with go-ferm, degas and add fermaid-o for the first few days of fermentation
January 24, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We use this yeast on a small lot of are Zinfandel grapes for a whites zin and it came out amazing this year the whole Vineyard will be done the same way along with a small lot of Chardonnay we know it'll come out amazing thanks more wine for the great service and a great product cheers
Rows of Old Vine Zine
Clusters of old vine
Harvest is close
June 25, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Yeast for Viognier
We love the results we get from BA11 with Washington Viognier. This reliably produces a fruit forward wine with good mouth feel and a reliable pit fruit note. It has worked well up to 14 ABV, which is as big as I think Viognier should be. We've been making Viognier this way for 4 years and it is a popular white from our winery.
October 6, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Souvignon Blanc
Had looked up on the MoreWine page for the recommended yeast, bought this plus the GoFerm and Fermaid K,
Fermentation went right on schedule, fed it when brix dropped to 10, and about two weeks later it appeared to quit. Wasn't sure, so I took a sample at 2.5 weeks and my 22 brix must dropped to just about 0.0..., took a sniff, wonderful fruity smell, and dared taste it expecting to taste 'yeast' and it was already wonderfully fruity. Can't wait till I filter in a few months.
January 27, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Would definitely use again for apples!
Fermented cold (~16C) this created an excellent rounded and balanced flavor, medium body for my 2017 Cider. I'm going to try this on some other fruit wines and chardonnay when I get the chance.
January 9, 2018
over 3 years ago