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Anchor Alchemy III is a scientifically formulated blend of wine yeast strains. Is has been developed in collaboration with the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI). These yeast blends have been formulated to provide optimum aroma profiles.
Anchor Alchemy III blend is for the production of complex red wines. This blend is a very high producer of 2-phenylethanol (rose), 2-phenylethyl acetate (floral and fruity), ß-iono (raspberry) and acetate esters (fruity and candy). Common to both Anchor Alchemy red blends is their very high contribution to fruit aromas due to higher total esters and ethyl hexanoate production. This is further enhanced by ß-damascenone (violets) and a decrease in methoxy-pyrazines (which can mask fruit characters). Alchemy III produces complex wines, with good structure and body to red wines and suitable for all red varietals.
It is recommended for vinifying white grape varieties such as Sauvignon blanc, Colombard, Chenin blanc and Verdelho.