Red Star Premier Classique (Montrachet) Dry Wine Yeast

Item Number: 24-3415

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This dry wine yeast strain has been widely used in the U.S. since 1963. It is a strong fermenter with good ethanol tolerance, and will readily ferment grape musts and fruit juices to dryness. This strain also has good tolerance to free sulfur dioxide.

Species : Wine
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 59-86
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : n/a
Flocculation : Low
Alcohol Tolerance : 13%

Pitching/Fermentation : Red Star Montrachet Wine Yeast (Davis 522), a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has been derived from the collection of the University of California.
UCD #522
Notes : This strain is recommended for full bodied reds and whites. It is not recommended for grapes that have been dusted with sulfur, because of a tendency to produce hydrogen sulfide in the presence of higher concentrations of sulfur compounds.
Montrachet is noted for low volatile acidity, good flavor complexity, and intense color.

Best Styles : Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel

Looking for a Liquid or Dry Yeast Substitution? The brewers at Adventures in Homebrewing have tried most of them. The following are some suggestions that have worked for us.
Liquid Yeast Substitution : White Labs 770
Dry Yeast Substitution : n/a

*Important Note: This yeast was formerly known as Montrachet

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Std Equipment

This yeast has work fine for me for many years. I occasionally use it in place of Lavlin EC 1118 when making medium and fuller bodied reds.

Larry Barnes
Red Star yeast is the best!

I have used Red Star yeast numerous times with great success. It makes my dry apple wine bubble just like champagne! Red Star yeast is the very best.

Ronald Hiller
Good yeast

This yeast started quickly and foamed vigorously.

Charles Seemann
Works Great

Ferments fully and quickly.


This yeast always works great. Have never had a yeast failure.

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