Red Star Premier Rouge
Encourages development of varietal fruit flavors, balanced by complex aromas when using grapes from the Cabernet family. Also good for use with grapes picked early. Temperature range: 64-86 F. Alcohol Tolerance: 14%.
First and only time I used it was last year. Attempted to make watermelon wine and I failed. I've made a few other fruit wines with the Pasteur Blanc and they have all turned out good to excellent. I plan to experiment further and compare the results...
Did a comparison of this yeast with two other strains in 5 gallon batches of several hybrid varietals (deChaunac, Baco and Vincent). These hybrids all had relatively high acid >.80%) For all three the clear winner was Pasteur Red -perceived acidity was much lower with this yeast and vegetal and 'weedy' off-flavors were reduced the most.