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.
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.
particularly good when fermenting flower or low fruit recipes which often lack
vinosity, weight and depth.
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 10°C
(50°F) is required.
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 Vintner’s Harvest strains.
ideal for restarting stuck fermentations.