Bordeaux Red (BDX) Dry Wine Yeast

Bordeaux Red (BDX) Dry Wine Yeast

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A French isolate used extensively in California and Australia and maintained at UC Davis as strain UCD-725. Highly recommended for production of quality red wines. Able to ferment between 64 and 86 degrees F and up to 16% alcohol. Low volatile acid production. Medium-rate fermenter with low hydrogen sulfide production. Does not really add to the mouthfeel of a wine, rather it focuses on the structural components. Minimum color loss in red wines with enhanced flavor and aroma of the wine. This is one of the yeasts that MoreWine uses in the production of the majority of our red wines. In past vintages, BDX has continuously been shown to excel not just with the Bordeaux varietals, but with Zinfandel and the Rhone one's, as well.

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Used your selection guide, it seemed to hit the items I wanted.
Greg O on Jul 20, 2021
recommended by a friend
Thomas F on Oct 26, 2020
Used your selection guide, it seemed to hit the items I wanted.
Greg O on Jul 20, 2021
Ferment my red mountain merlot tote
Chris G on Jan 1, 2021
recommended by a friend
Thomas F on Oct 26, 2020
make wine
Clifton C on Oct 15, 2020
just plain good
john l on Oct 7, 2020
Frank A H on Oct 3, 2020
Used before with great results
Travis C on Sep 17, 2020
It's a great yeast for Bordeaux style wines.
Joseph D on Sep 12, 2020
previous use
David C A on Sep 10, 2020
Right fit
Larry W on Sep 2, 2020
Wine maker told me best yeast for my variety
Valued C on Aug 30, 2020
Really a great performer for Minnesota red grapes
MICHAEL O on Aug 27, 2020
Trying it with a red wine
Robert A. r on Aug 27, 2020
Red wine yeast
James L on Aug 27, 2020
I’ve been using for years
James D. K on Jul 30, 2020
Making port
Patrick H on Jul 22, 2020
Husband likes red wines
Rebecca M on May 22, 2020
Giving it a go on Malbec
Kian T on May 5, 2020
It fit the profile i was looking for.
Peter M on Apr 30, 2020
Trying new
Robert C on Apr 21, 2020
Want more of a soft Bordeaux blend, use BDX and even better, blend wine made with BDX and maybe the same blend fermented with BM4x4.
David B on Oct 31, 2019
On your recommended list
Richard F on Oct 25, 2019
used before, makes great wine
Wes on Oct 25, 2019
It has awesome results!
Dan V on Oct 19, 2019
did well with last year
john l on Oct 17, 2019
It makes great dry red wine
James S on Sep 24, 2019
For the wine style I want to make
Danny L T on Sep 22, 2019
Best red wine yeast
Mike O on Sep 19, 2019
It was recommended
Gregg S on Sep 18, 2019
Fermenting Cab
Ronald S W on Sep 14, 2019
used it before
Ken Y on Sep 14, 2019
Works well
Mike A on Sep 11, 2019
Great yeast for my Cab/Merlot blends
Victor C on Sep 4, 2019
Trying something different than last year and it was recommended
Dominic P on Aug 28, 2019
For sweet Concord grape.
John D on Aug 28, 2019
To make Merlot
Brian B on Aug 28, 2019
Has been one of our best.
William M on Jun 24, 2019
I'm trying it for the first time with a Cab Franc
John B on Jun 11, 2019
I use this to make my dry apple cider.
Patrick H on May 27, 2019
This yeast, along with the other chem's below work the best for my CA reds (Cab, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) and for my Chilean Malbec.
Jim S on Apr 15, 2019
Love what it does for bold reds
James B on Feb 21, 2019
red cab
Eric Kyle E on Nov 17, 2018
trying something new - experimenting
Richard M. Y on Oct 19, 2018
Article in Winemaker magazine on cabernets received numerous recommendations
Marion Lovell on Oct 15, 2018
I have been using BDX for years with good results.
David P on Sep 21, 2018
Have been using this yeast making Italian Amorone Wine for ten years with great success
Ken Y on Sep 3, 2018
Recommended by experienced wine makiers
debbie h on Sep 2, 2018
This is the best yeast for Marquette that I have found.
Jonathan B on Aug 29, 2018
word of mouth and research online
Erica H on Aug 20, 2018
Love this yeast
Greg B on Aug 20, 2018
Ferment my red mountain merlot tote
Chris G on Jan 1, 2021
make wine
Clifton C on Oct 15, 2020

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Rated 5 out of 5
Good yeast
Works great with my Pinot
June 14, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
fermented well
still cooking
need to wait approx 12 months see how wine turns out
September 25, 2020
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Working well...
First time using this yeast. Rehydrated with Goferm and it took off almost immediately. I like what it’s doing with the Malbec that is fermenting. BM4X4 is my go-to but I think I will transition to something more true to form for Bordeaux varietals.
May 18, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
This yeast gives the best tasting cab I have experienced yet not that I’m any great expert
February 19, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This yeast was great too.
October 17, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Red wine yeast
Have been using on Amorone juice pails with excellent results

Ken Yatsko
April 24, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Wine Yeast
This was my first year using this wine yeast and so far the fermentation is over and I have done my second racking and the wine looks smells and tastes great.
December 15, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Used this yeast for the first time. Ferment small batches in 80 gal SS fermenters. The fermentation is slower but max temp is 70 degrees. In the past would battle temps as high as 86 degrees in these small fermenters. Am very happy.
October 23, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
Used on Cellar Craft Mountain Red Cab
Really enjoyed the change this yeast made in my wine. Wine is only 18 months, yet can tell a distinct favor change. Have made this kit 6 times. This is my go to wine kit. As my skills improve so does the wine. This leaped the taste of the kit in my humble opinion.
Also used in a Cellar Craft Amarone, first attempt at this wine. Unable to give change review, however another excellent wine.
May 14, 2014