CR51 Saccharomyces Cerevisiae ‐ Perfect for light, fruity red wines for early consumption CR51 will enhance ripe berry fruit flavours in light and fruity red wines and introduce a velvet texture perfect for Valpolicella and especially for Beaujolais style wines. This strain has an almost unique ability to confer a smooth even 'silky' quality to the wine, perfect for early consumption young reds. CR51 is a medium rate fermenter with optimal temperature between 22 to 30ºC (72 -86ºF) which will ferment to 13.5% abv. ethanol. Low to medium foaming strain with low volatile acid production.
SN9 Saccharomyces Bayanus ‐ Very good all round strain, best choice for high alcohol and fortified wines but also excellent for most country wines, sweet sparkling wines and ciders. If you only had one wine yeast strain, this would be the strain because whilst being relatively neutral in character SN9 does introduce excellent weight and structure no matter the must or fruit and produces a congener profile that always compliments the wine. SN9 is particularly good when fermenting flower or low fruit recipes which often lack vinosity, weight and depth. SN9 is another strain noted for its robustness, being able to ferment to 18% abv. ethanol, tolerate high free SO2 and high levels of other stress factors such as organic acids, incorrect temperature and pH. But unlike CL23, SN9 adds weight and high glycerol production making the strain perfect for high alcohol sweet wines or where uncertain recipes are employed and fermentation reliability is a key factor or where low temperature fermentation down to 10ºC is required. This strain is fermentation friendly in that it produces zero foam, starts fermenting rapidly so avoids potential bacterial contamination and can be used to re‐start stuck fermentations. SN9 is also the most osmotolerant and the fasting clearing of all Mangrove Jack's Harvest strains. SN9 is ideal for restarting stuck fermentations.
MA33 Acid reducing strain excellent for fruity white & blush country wines especially where residual sugars are desired. MA33 has the ability to metabolize between 30 and 35% of malic acid making this strain the perfect choice for country fruits which are naturally high in acid. Reducing malic acid will soften the wine and give a vin nouveau character for early consumption with a balanced palate. MA33 is also noted for its production of fruity esters and fusel oils conferring fresh fruity character to the wine. There is an increased chance of Malolactic fermentation by lactic acid bacteria following MA33 fermentation. MA33 is a killer-sensitive strain. It is a good fermenter between 18 and 27ºC , with a rapid onset to fermentation although can exhibit a slow late fermentation profile and may require aeration after 10 ‐ 12 days. Will ferment up to 14% ABV. ethanol providing the pH is above 3.2.
CL23 Ideal for crisp, fresh dry white/blush and all sparkling wines. Also the best strain for high alcohol tolerance. CL23 produces very low levels of fusel oils and other congener compounds during fermentation and so does not contribute much to wine flavour or aroma and can therefore be considered to be a particularly neutral / clean fermenter. However CL23 does contribute significantly to the wines structure and ferments out sugars completely allowing for the driest of wines to be made. CL23 is noted for its robustness, being able to ferment to 18% ABV. Ethanol, tolerate high free SO2 and high levels of other stress factors such as organic acids, incorrect temperature and pH making CL23 the strain of choice for high alcohol wines or where uncertain recipes are employed and fermentation reliability is a key factor or where low temperature fermentation down to 8ºC is required.