Barbera Rose

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Artsiom Kh

Jul 31, 2020
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Indicators of my grapes Barbera 21 brix and 3.5. The maximum can be 22.5 brix.
Therefore, this year I plan to make a rose.

Tell me what yeast to use.
I choose between these: QA23, B71, RC212, ICV OKAY


CRS Sufferer
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Aug 5, 2011
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O'Fallon, MO - Just NorthWest of St. Louis, MO
I copied this from the website manual on yeast pairing, they don't list Barbera directly, but for Rose suggest:
Rhône 4600: Complex aromatics along with strawberry, pear and pineapple. Enhances mouthfeel and volume. Great single strain choice or as a blending component.
ICV-GRE: Stable fresh fruit characters, along with high fore-mouth volume enhancement. Good as a single-strain or as a blending component.
ICV-D21: Enhances mouthfeel while maintaining acid-ity for bright, fresh fruit in the final wine. Useful as a blending component to freshen-up hot climate/high pH fruit.
W15: Bright fruit with heavy mouthfeel makes W15 a good single strain-selection by itself, or as a blending component.
71B: “Fruit salad” character, long-lived aromas from production of esters and higher alcohols. Can metabolize up to 30% of the malic acid in a must.

I have used the Rhone 4600 on St. Vincent and Chambourcin Rose and find it produces a very nice wine. I might avoid 71B, since I want all the acidity I can get in a rose.