Melody Wine Yeast Blend - 4 oz - Treats 60 to 120 Gallons

Melody Wine Yeast Blend - 4 oz - Treats 60 to 120 Gallons

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About Melody™

This unique blend from Christian Hansen brings back the complexity and full potential of a "wild" or traditional fermentation.  True "wild" fermentations are plagued with the byproducts of undesirable organisms---particularly brettanomyces.  Also, wild strains are undependable alcohol producers and often die from ethanol poisoning before the fermentation is complete.  By introducing lab cultured non-Sacchromyces stains into your fermentation, you can increase the aromatic complexity and mouthfeel of your wine, while the presence of a strong Sacchromyces strain ensures a strong and complete finish to the fermentation.


#9232 - 10 g | #9770 - 4 oz | #9224 - 500 g

Recommended for use with the following grape varietals


Rosé, Chardonnay, Viognier.

Sensory Profile

Known to promote exotic floral, plum, strawberry and other berry aromas in white & rosé wines while increasing acidity.

Other Noteworthy Characteristics

Melody is a blend of Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces wine yeasts. The intention of the introduction of non-Saccharomyces strains into the blend is to bring back the complexity and full potential of a "wild" or traditional fermentation.  Melody is made up of 60% S. cerevisiae, 20% L. thermotolerans, and 20% T. delbrueckii

About Torulaspora Delbrueckii

It is known to increases wine viscosity and fullness due to production of annoproteins and polysaccharides, which can help mask vegetal character.  Known to produce plum-like esters.

About Lachancea Thermotolerans

Produces lactic acid.  During the fermentation, the lactic acid is then converted partially to ethyl lactate which provides aromatics of strawberry and other red berries.  Increases total acidity due to the lactic acid formation.

Alcohol Tolerance


SO2 Tolerance

The "wild strains" are sensitive to SO2.  Limit SO2 addition to 30 ppm maximum at crush.

Temperature Range

59 - 82°F

Nutritional Need

Medium.  Click for nutrient addition instructions.

Good for Late Harvest & Difficult Conditions?


  • Alcohol tolerance: 17%
  • Optimal Temperature Range: 59 - 82 Farenheit
  • Cold Tolerance:  50 Farenheit
  • pH tolerance: 3.2
  • SO2 tolerance: 30 ppm total at crush
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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All our supplies are guaranteed for one year. Request for refunds occurring more than 30 days after the date of purchase on non-defective goods may be granted as a store credit if the goods are returned in their original condition. Yeast is perishable and should be refrigerated on arrival. No refunds are allowed on sales of living organisms such as yeast and bacteria.