BM45 Brunello Dry Wine Yeast

BM45 Brunello Dry Wine Yeast

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Italian isolate that is recommended primarily for Sangiovese and extended maceration wines. A slow starter and moderate fermenter, BM45 has high nutritional needs and therefore should be used in conjunction with Go-Ferm (AD342) and Fermaid K (AD345) in order to minimize H2S production. BM45 contributes higher acidity, low astringency, and due to its' high levels of polysaccharide production, resultant wines have great mouthfeel and improved color stability. In addition, it can also be used to minimize vegetal characteristics that may be present in the fruit. In red wines, BM45 brings out aromas described as fruit jams, rose petals and cherry liqueur, with notes of sweet spices, licorice and cedar. While this makes it perfect for creating traditional Italian wine styles, BM45 also excels in Cabernet Sauvignon. When making white wines, some producers use this yeast on Chardonnay as a blending component to increase mouthfeel, but care for proper nutrients must be taken. It should be noted that BM45 may produce a "gamey" quality immediately post alcoholic fermentation, that will age out in about 6 months. Best results from 64 to 82 degrees F, with an alcohol tolerance up to 16%.

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Recommended by must supplier
Kevin B on Apr 6, 2019
Wine making
MIKE R on Jan 29, 2019
Recommended by must supplier
Kevin B on Apr 6, 2019
Good for red wines
James B on Feb 21, 2019
Wine making
MIKE R on Jan 29, 2019
used before in cab, trying on merlot
Valued C on Oct 30, 2018
I read online where it worked well for sangiovese.
Dan Y on Oct 19, 2018
Great finish to my wines. I like it better than BM 4x4.
Chris B on Oct 9, 2018
Based on recommendations and characteristics of the yeast
Gregory M on Oct 5, 2018
Best I've found for Sangiovese Grosso clone
R. Lee R on Sep 28, 2018
Your site recommendation
Stan S on Sep 24, 2018
Old Country habits die hard
Valued C on Sep 22, 2018
2 day shipping
Stephen G on Sep 18, 2018
Making Cab Sav
Patrick D on Sep 17, 2018
MoreWine Yeast & Grape Pairing Info Sheet
Terry W S on Sep 12, 2018
Used this on Frontenac red last year, the results so far are encouraging.
Charles L on Sep 5, 2018
Seems like a good choice for desired style of wine.
Salvatore G on Sep 3, 2018
my favorite yeast
John B on Aug 29, 2018
we blend our yeasts for a big red. Hang time until the very last minute
Dean K on Aug 7, 2018
for my Sangiovese
Nicholas F on Aug 7, 2018
yeast pairing guide
Webb G on Aug 1, 2018
past use
Joseph M. B on Jul 28, 2018
good mouth feel
Dorell H on Jul 19, 2018
tried it once worked our fine with my merlot
Dermid W on Mar 22, 2018
Adds the boldness to lighter reds
James B on Mar 20, 2018
Used it before
TOM R on Feb 13, 2018
Good for red wines
James B on Feb 21, 2019
used before in cab, trying on merlot
Valued C on Oct 30, 2018

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My go to yeast
This yeast is starting to become my go to, for all my grapes. Love the finished mouthfeel & color, I seem to get a average to medium duration from start to finish. Have never had a stuck fermentation with this yeast.
September 3, 2018
1 year ago
Great stuff!
Worked better than that EC1118 yeast that comes in the Brunello wine kit...!
July 24, 2018
1 year ago