Lalvin Opti-Red® Inactivated Wine Yeast
For rounded and smooth tannin red wines. Opti-Red ® is used at the beginning of red wine fermentation to obtain fuller-bodied, more colour stable, smooth palette wines.
Opti-Red ® is a unique natural yeast preparation that undergoes a specific refining process resulting in a high level of polyphenol-reactive yeast cell wall polysaccharides.
Using Opti-Red ® in the must provides early polysaccharide availability for the complexing with polyphenols as soon as they are released and diffused. This early complexing results in red wines with more stable colour, rounder mouth feel and better harsh or green tannin integration.
Add Opti-Red® to the must at 227 g/ton (0.5 lb/ton) or 30 g/hL (2.4 lb/1000 gal) towards the end of fermentation.
Lalvin Opti-Red Inactivated Wine Yeast (1kg), Lalvin Opti-Red Inactivated Wine Yeast (2.5kg)