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Yeast - Wine Reference Charts

 

Lalvin Wine Yeast Reference Chart
 LALVIN
ICV D-47
RC212
71B-1122
K1V-1116
EC-1118
Dry Whites
4
1
2
3
3
Blush or R.S. Whites
4
1
4
2
2
Nouveau
1
1
4
2
2
Young Reds
1
4
4
2
2
Aged Reds
1
4
2
3
3
Champagne Base
1
1
1
2
4
Secondary Ferment
1
1
1
1
4
Stuck Fermentations
1
1
1
3
4
Late Harvest
1
1
3
3
4
Fresh Fruits
   
4
4
Cider
    
4
Sensory Effect
EVC
EVC
Esters
Neutral
Neutral
Temp. Range (°F)
59 - 68
68 - 86
59 - 86
50 - 95
50 - 86
Fermentation Speed
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Very Fast
Competitive Factor
Yes
Neutral
Sensitive
Yes
Yes
Alcohol Tolerance
14%
16%
14%
18%
18%
Low Foaming
Y
Y
Y
Y
 
Guide:
4 Strongest Recommendation
EVC = Enhanced Varietal Character
4 = Strongest Recommendation
 
 
Red Star Wine Yeast Reference Chart
 
 RED STAR
Cote des
Blancs
Pasteur
Red
Premier
Cuvee
Montrachet
Pasteur
Champagne
 
Dry Whites
4
1
4
3
3
 
Non-Dry Whites
4
1
1
2
2
 
Blushes
4
1
2
2
2
 
Nouveau
1
1
4
2
2
 
Young Reds
1
4
2
2
2
 
Aged Reds
1
4
2
3
3
 
Champagne
2
1
4
2
2
 
Dark Berries
1
4
1
4
1
 
Light Berries
3
1
3
2
4
 
Orchard Fruits
4
1
2
2
4
 
Citrus Fruits
2
1
2
1
4
 
Melons
2
1
2
2
4
 
Roots
1
1
1
4
1
 
Botanicals
1
1
1
4
2
 
Secondary Fermentation
1
1
3
1
4
 
Stuck Fermentation
1
1
3
3
4
 
Late Harvest
1
1
3
3
4
 
Fermentation Speed
Moderate
Moderate
Very Fast
Fast
Fast
 
Temperature Range
64-86
64-86
45-95
59-86
59-86
 
Alcohol Tolerance
12-14%
13-15%
18%
13%
13-15%
 
Sensory Effects
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fruity Esters
Y
 
 
 
 
 
Full Bodied
 
Y
 
Y
 
 
Neutral
 
 
Y
 
Y
 
Other Characteristics
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferment to Dryness
 
Y
Y
Y
Y
 
SO2 Tolerant
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
 
Low Foaming
Y
 
Y
 
Y
*NOTE – Cote des Blancs is suitable only for cuvees (not secondary in-bottle fermentations)
4 = Strongest Recommendation
 
 
 
 
Wyeast Wine Yeast Reference Chart
 
Wyeast
Form
Strain
Suggested Wines
Temp Range
Alcohol Tolerance & Flocculation
Pasteur Champagne
Liquid
4021 Activator
Dry Whites, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Spumante
55-75°
17% Medium
Chateau Red
Liquid
4028 Activator
Burgundy, Cabernet, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Red Varietals, Rhone, Zinfandel
55-90°
14% Medium
Sake #9
Liquid
4134 Activator
Dai Gingo, Fruits, Nigori, Plum Wine, Rice Beer, Sake
60-75°
16% Low
Sweet Mead
Liquid
4184 Activator
Cherry, Cider, Cyser, Fruit Wine, Ginger Ale, Peach, Raspberry
60-75°
11% Medium
Chablis
Liquid
4242 Activator
Chablis, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Fruity Whites, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris
55-75°
12-13% Medium
Chianti
Liquid
4244 Activator
Barbera, Barberesco, Barolo, Chianti, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese
55-75°
14% Medium
Bordeaux
Liquid
4267 Activator
Fr. Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Syrah, Pinot Noir, Riojo, Valdepeñas
55-90°
14% Medium
Eau de Vie
Liquid
4347 Activator
Barleywine, Cordials, Eau de Vie, Grappa, Single Malts
65-80°
21% Low
Dry Mead
Liquid
4632 Activator
Cyser, Dry Cider, Fruit Mead, Herbal Mead, Meads
55-75°
18% Low
Cider
Liquid
4766 Activator
Cider
60-75°
12% Low
Portwine
Liquid
4767 Activator
add Brandy for classic Port, Dry Reds, Dry Whites
60-90°
14% Medium
Rudesheimer
Liquid
4783 Activator
Fruity Ciders, Ice Wine, Rhine Wines, Riesling
55-75°
12-13% Medium
Zinfandel
Liquid
4946 Activator
Pinot Noir, Syrah or any high sugar must, Zinfandel
60-85°
18% Medium

 

Yeast Strain Chart showing Lalvin, Red Star, Vintner's Harvest, White Labs, and Wyeast 

CompanyYeast NameDry/LiquidStrain #Suggested Wine StylesTemp Range (°F)Alcohol Tolerance (% ABV)/Flocculation
LalvinKIV-1116Dry1016-02Cider, Stuck Fermentations59-86°18% Low
LalvinEC-1118Dry1018-02Champagne, Dry Meads, Late Harvest, Secondary-Stuck Ferment45-95°18% Low
Lalvin71-BDry1022-02Blush, Juice from Concentrates, Nouveau, Whites, Young Reds59-86°14% Medium
LalvinICV D-47Dry1080-02Blush, Dry Whites, Sweet Mead50-86°14% Medium
LalvinBOURGOVIN RC 212Dry1105-02Aged Reds, Young Reds59-86°14% Low
Red StarFlor SherryDryDavis#519Sherry (primary and secondary fermentation)59-86°10-20% Low
Red StarMontrachetDryDavis#522Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel59-86°13% Low
Red StarPasteur ChampagneDryDavis#595Cabernet, Cider, Dry Whites, Fruits, Meads, Port59-86°13-15% Medium-Low
Red StarCDryDavis#750Blush, Chardonnay, Cider, Riesling, Sparkling Cuv64-86°12-14% Low
Red StarPremier CurvDryDavis#796Anything but residual-sugar wines45-95°18% Low
Red StarPasteur RedDryDavis#904Berry and Cherry Wine, Cabernet, Gamay, Merlot, Pinot, Syrah, Zinfandel64-86°16% Low
Vintner's HarvestSaccharomyces CerevisiaeDryAW4Whites68-77°14.5%
Vintner's HarvestSaccharomyces CerevisiaeDryBV7Complex whites, Dry Whites, Whites59-86°13% Low
Vintner's HarvestSaccharomyces BayanusDryCL23Blush, Dry, Dry Whites, Sparkling Cuv, Whites46-75°18% High
Vintner's HarvestSaccharomyces CerevisiaeDryCR51Fr. Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah72-86°13.5%
Vintner's HarvestSaccharomyces CerevisiaeDryCY17Blush, Fruit Wine, Fruity Whites, Whites72-78°15% Medium
Vintner's HarvestSaccharomyces CerevisiaeDryMA33Blush, Fruit Wine, Fruity Whites64-80°14%
Vintner's HarvestSaccharomyces CerevisiaeDryR56Cabernet, Shiraz, Zinfandel72-86°13.5%
Vintner's HarvestSaccharomyces BayanusDrySN9Aged Reds, Blush, Cider, Fruit Wine, Sparkling Cuv, Whites, Young Reds68-75°18%
Vintner's HarvestSaccharomyces CerevisiaeDryVR21Fruit Wine, Red Varietals, Young Reds68-75°15%
White LabsChampagneLiquidWLP-715Barleywine, Champagne, Cider, Dry Meads, Dry Whites70-75°17% Low
White LabsAvise Wine YeastLiquidWLP-718Chardonnay, Complex whites60-90°15% Low
White LabsSweet Mead and WineLiquidWLP-720Blush, Cider, Fruit Wine, Gew, Sweet Mead70-75°15% Low
White LabsSteinberg-Geisenheim Wine YeastLiquidWLP-727Gew, Riesling50-90°14% Low
White LabsChardonnay White WineLiquidWLP-730Blush, Chablis, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Whites50-90°14% Low
White LabsFrench White Wine YeastLiquidWLP-735Muscadelle, S, Sauvignon Blanc50-90°16% Low
White LabsMerlot Red Wine YeastLiquidWLP-740Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, S, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz60-90°18% Low
White LabsAssmanshausen Wine YeastLiquidWLP-749Pinot Noir, Zinfandel50-90°16% Low
White LabsFrench Red Wine YeastLiquidWLP-750Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot60-90°17% Low
White LabsCabernet Red Wine YeastLiquidWLP-760Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc60-90°16% Low
White LabsSuremain Burgundy Wine YeastLiquidWLP-770Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir60-90°16% Low
White LabsEnglish CiderLiquidWLP-775Cider68-75°14% Medium
WyeastPasteur ChampagneLiquid4021 ActivatorDry Whites, Gew, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Spumante55-75°17% Medium
WyeastChateau RedLiquid4028 ActivatorBurgundy, Cabernet, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Red Varietals, Rhone, Zinfandel55-90°14% Medium
WyeastSake #9Liquid4134 ActivatorDai Gingo, Fruits, Nigori, Plum Wine, Rice Beer, Sake60-75°16% Low
WyeastSweet MeadLiquid4184 ActivatorCherry, Cider, Cyser, Fruit Wine, Ginger Ale, Peach, Raspberry60-75°11% Medium
WyeastChablisLiquid4242 ActivatorChablis, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Fruity Whites, Gew, Pinot Gris55-75°12-13% Medium
WyeastChiantiLiquid4244 ActivatorBarbera, Barberesco, Barolo, Chianti, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese55-75°14% Medium
WyeastBordeauxLiquid4267 ActivatorFr. Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Syrah, Pinot Noir, Riojo, Valdepe55-90°14% Medium
WyeastEau de VieLiquid4347 ActivatorBarleywine, Cordials, Eau de Vie, Grappa, Single Malts65-80°21% Low
WyeastDry MeadLiquid4632 ActivatorCyser, Dry Cider, Fruit Mead, Herbal Mead, Meads55-75°18% Low
WyeastCiderLiquid4766 ActivatorCider60-75°12% Low
WyeastPortwineLiquid4767 Activatoradd Brandy for classic Port, Dry Reds, Dry Whites60-90°14% Medium
WyeastRudesheimerLiquid4783 ActivatorFruity Ciders, Ice Wine, Rhine Wines, Riesling55-75°12-13% Medium
WyeastZinfandelLiquid4946 ActivatorPinot Noir, Syrah or any high sugar must, Zinfandel60-85°18% Medium

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