(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

Reliable strain, minimum colour loss, enhanced flavour & aroma with underlying complexity makes this yeast suited to most medium to full bodied red styles.

  • Suitable for organic wine (EU 2018/848)
  • Suitable for NOP
  • Vegan

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Product details

The UVAFERM BDX™ yeast, isolated in France in the Bordeaux region, has qualities which are recognized world-wide, respects the Bordeaux grape varieties, especially in terms of varietal aromas and flavours. It is used extensively in Australia and California since the late 1980s, UVAFERM BDX™ is suitable for premium red wines and is highly recommended for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Grenache, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Petite Syrah. UVAFERM BDX™is associated with varietal flavour enhancement of red wines, adding considerable complexity without dominating the wine with yeast produced aroma and flavour compounds. Exhibits moderate red colour extractive and stability properties. This yeast preserves the phenolic compounds in the wines and allows the winemaker to elaborate wines with strong colours and high total polyphenol levels. It has low ß-glycosidase activity to help limit color loss.

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Enhances varietal aromas and promotes colour stability.
  • Competitive factor: Sensitive
  • Minimum temperature: 18 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 30 °C
  • Nutritional needs: High
  • MLF compatibility: Recommended
  • SO2production: Low
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 16 %
  • Glycerol production: No info

Product documentation


  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Sangiovese
  • Tempranillo
  • Zinfandel