OPTI-RED

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For rounded and smooth tannin reds; OMRI listed Opti-RED® is a unique inactivated yeast derivative nutrient. It is the product of a specific refining process which results in a high level of polyphenol reactive high molecular weight cell wall polysaccharides. Opti-RED may be used either at the beginning or towards the end of red wine fermentations. Using Opti-RED in the must releases polysaccharides. These polysaccharides are then available to complex with polyphenols as soon as they are released and diffused. This early complexing results in red wines with more intense color and better tannin integration. Using Opti-RED in the latter part of alcoholic fermentation allows the winemaker to shape harsh polyphenolics into smoother, more approachable tannins.
Recommended Dosage
30 g/hL 2.5 lb/1000 gal
Usage
Mix Opti-RED in 10 times its weight in must or water. If adding early in fermentation, distribute into the tank as it is filling or during a pumpover. Opti-RED can also be added directly to the crusher. If adding later, add during a pump-over or during tank mixings. This product is partially soluble. Stir to maintain suspension before and during addition.
Storage
Dated expiration. Store at 18°C(65°F). Once opened, keep tightly sealed and dry.