Opti Red

Opti Red

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An inactive yeast product which improves body, color stability, and mouthfeel in red wines. Using Opti-Red in the must makes polysaccharides available to complex with polyphenols as soon as they are released. This early complexing results in red wines with more intense color, rounder mouthfeel and better tannin integration. Use in conjunction with Lallzyme EX for best results. We think the effect is very similar to using D254 yeast which has a high degree of polysaccharide-tannin complexing. Use at the rate of 1 gram per gallon of red wine. Dilute Opti-Red in 4 times it weight of water or must and add at beginning of fermentation.

A rough approximate of weight is 1 tsp = 2.6 grams. We highly recommend using a scale to weigh the product for an accurate dose. We do not recommend relying on these rough conversions for accurate dosage rates.

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this works wonderfully in red wines-impressive
MARK P. on Sep 17, 2021
Help with fermentation.
Andrew C on Sep 14, 2021
this works wonderfully in red wines-impressive
MARK P. on Sep 17, 2021
Adding complexity
James K on Sep 16, 2021
Help with fermentation.
Andrew C on Sep 14, 2021
Tony M P on Sep 1, 2021
Works well.
Terry S on Aug 26, 2021
It helps with Color extraction
Chris H on Aug 19, 2021
has really increased color extraction
richard c on Jun 12, 2021
I use it for my fruit meads.
Ryan N on Mar 25, 2021
Roman J on Mar 3, 2021
To preserve color in red-fruit meads
Jose A on Feb 9, 2021
Chris G on Jan 1, 2021
Nicholas A on Dec 29, 2020
Used it before, works great.
Jim on Oct 21, 2020
I’ve heard good things about this.
robert b on Oct 20, 2020
Recipe calls for it
Steve C on Oct 20, 2020
For use in fruit wines and meads
Robert on Oct 13, 2020
just what I read un your booklet.
john l on Oct 8, 2020
I noticed a nice difference in my final wine last time I used it!
Lewis J D on Sep 15, 2020
Because I Need it
Philip K. B on Sep 9, 2020
The color of my Norton wine has always been spectacular using this in conjunction with D254.
Robert L on Sep 9, 2020
good results
Mandi A C on Sep 5, 2020
Works well, self explanatory
Robert k on Aug 28, 2020
Used in the past
Leonard H on Aug 28, 2020
New to me
MICHAEL O on Aug 27, 2020
Recommended by your Guide to Red Wine Making
Bruce S on Aug 24, 2020
Try to improve
Mauricio G on Aug 15, 2020
Previous use yielded great red wine
Tim B on Aug 13, 2020
Used before with success
Dennis D on Aug 11, 2020
A must for most red wines
Mark S on Jul 14, 2020
Increase Tannin
Sharon T on Apr 30, 2020
Brian P on Nov 6, 2019
provide a better wine fermentation
Luciano C on Oct 14, 2019
for better color
Houman D on Sep 27, 2019
Used previously
Robert M on Sep 27, 2019
Used it many times and it works well
Doug M on Sep 18, 2019
nicola m on Sep 13, 2019
used this in past
Debi on Aug 28, 2019
SCOTT D on Aug 28, 2019
Works Great, I like to darker red color of my wines
Randy B on Aug 28, 2019
improve color stability and mouthfeel in red berry meads
Brian K on Aug 28, 2019
Ricker O on Jun 22, 2019
Juan M on Jun 21, 2019
Your site suggested it
John B on Jun 11, 2019
recipe called for it
E. S on Jun 4, 2019
I follow religiously your manual !
Valentin on May 17, 2019
Has done well in the past to perk up my kit wines.
Mike Sullivan on May 13, 2019
Brett Beer Fun
William R on Apr 26, 2019
To add body to mead.
Adam B on Apr 19, 2019
Same as for yeast
Jim S on Apr 15, 2019
To increase mlf and color in berry meads
Ron S on Apr 4, 2019
Adding complexity
James K on Sep 16, 2021
Tony M P on Sep 1, 2021

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Rated 5 out of 5
Deep Red Color
Our Cabernet has a deep red color. Used together with Lallzyme EX the result was more than we hoped for.
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Added Nov 11, 2019
November 11, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Opti Red
I have used it in three different wines and they all have a beautiful deep red color. This is my first year using it so far so good.
November 7, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love the color I get out of the skins great product will continue to use every year. Jim t
October 1, 2018
over 3 years ago