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RHST Dry Wine Yeast

RHST Dry Wine Yeast

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R-HST was selected for its exceptional oenological properties in Riesling from trials conducted 1991 to 1996 in the Heiligenstein region of Austria. R-HST has a short lag phase and generation time, even at cold temperatures. These features allow it to dominate and persist over spoilage yeast such as Kloeckera apiculata, where other Saccharomyces cerevisiae might have difficulty. A relatively neutral strain, R-HST retains fresh varietal character while contributing body and mouthfeel. R-HST produces crisp, premium white wines intended for aging. R-HST is best used when the most transparency between a fruit and a finished wine is sought. This can be useful for showcasing quality fruit and terroir differences, as well making sure original fruit characters are retained in a final blend. Best results from 50 to 86 degrees F, with an alcohol tolerance to 15%.

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I've read reviews where it worked well for riesling.
Dan Y on Oct 19, 2018
I've read reviews where it worked well for riesling.
Dan Y on Oct 19, 2018
Trying this for the first time to blend with T-306 in a Reisling
James B on Mar 20, 2018
Trying this for the first time to blend with T-306 in a Reisling
James B on Mar 20, 2018
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Just fermented a batch of riesling juice with this and it went very well. I was able to keep the temp down around 60 degrees for the first half and it fermented well at that temp and with an acidic must (pH ~3.1). Nice slow pace overall -- I am just nearing completion now after 25 days.
December 15, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Good Riesling yeast
We produce a fruit forward dry Riesling with R-HST and have for 8 years. The yeast focuses the Apple and Pear notes in Washington Riesling fruit without dampening the Riesling varietal character or other fruit notes that present in the fruit. Doesn't work particularly well at low must temperatures and it is necessary to let it warm toward the end of fermentation to avoid sticking. We have used it for wines up to 14 ABV with good success as long as the temperature is maintained.
October 6, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Great for Riesling!
I decided to go for this yeast for my Riesling/Traminer blend, and must say it adds great flavor and structure to the wine!

That being said, though the ideal temperature is listed between 50 and 86 degrees, once the must gets over 70, it will start fermenting like crazy. I ended up putting my fermenter in a swamp cooler just to make sure it didn't over-ferment.
February 10, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago