The â€˜only strainâ€™ for Germanic aromatic white wines. AW4 is noted for developing powerfully fragrant, full spice aromatic wines and is a perfect match for Gewurztraminer and also recommended for Sauvignon and Semillon where the Oenologist requires a positive aromatic esters contribution from the yeast. AW4 is a good fermenter across the range 14 to 30OC (57 -86OF), low foam formation and medium to high glycerol. It will ferment up to 14.5% abv. ethanol providing the temperature is held within the 20 - 25OC (68 -77OF) range and the pH is above 3.0.
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