This 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. This strain is recommended for full bodied reds and whites. Foremerly named Montrachet.
It is not recommended for grapes that have recently 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. An excellent all around wine yeast, and a good choice for Chardonnay, Merlot, and other full-bodied styles. 5 gram pack for 5 gallons.
Excellent yeast, SO cheap.
Pros: I used this dry yeast for a full-bodied plum wine with excellent results. Vigorous fermentation, retained aroma and flavor of fruit nicely. Convenient and cheap.
RED STAR MONTRACHET YEAST
Pros: Gives my mulberry wine a great full flavor. Would recomend it to anyone.