BV7 Vintner's Harvest
Species : Wine
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 59-86
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : n/a
Flocculation : Low
Alcohol Tolerance : 13%
Pitching/Fermentation : BV7 Ideal for full-bodied, full-flavored dry and sweet white wines. BV7 will both preserve and enhance the grape variety and terroir, promoting excellent complexity, structure, balance, and especially full, aromatic flavor. To appreciate the impact of BV7, split a Chardonnay must, fermenting half with CL23 and the remainder with BV7 you will be amazed at the impact of the yeast strain upon fruit concentration.
Notes : BV7 produces a wide range of low-level beneficial congeners such as higher alcohols and esters and high glycerol, promoting full body and structure to the wine and contributing significantly to mouthfeel, texture, and palate intensity. BV7 is not particularly ethanol tolerant - avoid fermenting above 13% abv. Acceptable temperature range is 15 to 30C (59 -86F) but ferment below 22C (72F) for maximum flavor development.
Best Styles : Complex whites, Dry Whites, Whites
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 730
Dry Yeast Substitution : n/a