Yeast for Mouvedre

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    Hi All - I'm looking for a yeast recommendation for the RQ Mouvedre. The kit comes with RC-212, which seems a bit generic. Anyone have any experience with Mouvedre?

    Also, I'm thinking about blending in about 10% Merlot to soften it a bit. Any thoughts on that?
     
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    Just sent an email to my brew supply store as to when my RQ Monastrell (mouvedre) will be shipped. It usually gets blended with syrah and granache to make GSM.
     
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    I made a barrel of Mourvèdre in 2015. Split the lot and 1/2 was made with D80, the other 1/2 D254, then combined. Won a gold at the CA State Fair.
     
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    Rc 212 is not generic it's just included cause overall it's the best lalvin yeast for red wines.
     
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    You might find many folks (myself included) who find that statement to be somewhat overblown. I used to use it quite often, but seldom use it any longer, I find it to be far too needy in terms of nutrition needs.
     
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    Perhaps that’s still your opinion, CK, but in my opinion, Lalvin has several yeasts superior to RC 212.
     
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    RC-212 is an isolate from Burgundy, CK. I would have thought that a true enthusiast of Cabernet Franc would prefer a Bordeaux isolate
     
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    And that is?
     
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    Personally, I would, and do choose the likes of BM 4x4, D254, D80, all of the time for my full bodied red wines. Don’t get me wrong, RC 212 is not a terrible yeast, I just don’t agree with CK that “overall it’s the best lalvin yeast for red wines”.
     
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    I really like RP-15 for petite Sirah. It provides great body to a bold wine while leaving the fruit and spice present. Very similar to the Mouvedre - or at least how I like them! If it too much for your taste then you can blend it back with the merlot.
     
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    D80 seems to work pretty well for me
     
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    I don't really pick and choose for all grape wines I let the native yeasts do whatever they do. For kits 99% of the time I use RC-212 and BM4x4
     

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