10 g French Red, Wine Yeast - Treats 5 to 10 Gallons

10 g French Red, Wine Yeast - Treats 5 to 10 Gallons

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French Red (also known as BDX)

WY30 - 10 g | WY20 - 4 oz | WY10 - 1 lb


Recommended for use with the following grape varietals

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah.

Sensory Profile

Known to respect terroir and allow for the expression of varietal character.

Other Noteworthy Characteristics

French Red (BDX) is known to optimize color and structure with soft tannin extraction and increased mouthfeel.  Due to this reputation for tannin extraction and its tendency to maintain varietal character after a clean fermentation, it has long been the go-to strain for Bordeaux varietals.  It ferments with average vigor and benefits from balanced nutrient additions.  Avoid cold fermentation temperatures.

Alcohol Tolerance


Temperature Range

64 - 86°F

Good for Late Harvest & Difficult Conditions?


How to Use



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DON'T FORGET NUTRIENTS! Yeast require nutrition for successful completion and to avoid undesirable fermentation byproducts such as the rotten egg smell of Hydrogen Sulfide.  Please be sure you are stocked with Fermaid K and DAP (Diammonium Phosphate)Our Guidance on selecting an appropriate nutrient program is here.



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Remote Ordering and Pickup works! 08/25/2021
By David Harrison
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