Originally Posted by bwdilli
Did the last batch by the book. I started a new batch on 2/20. Only change I made was to use Premier Cuvee instead of the Montrachet yeast. Guess I'll know in a couple of months if it made a difference.
The Montrachet got a little smelly about the 4th day. Be interesting to see if the Premier Cuvee has the same issue. Didn't seem to affect the batch at all, never got to the rhino fart point. Was just a little smelly. Wife wasn't buying it when I blamed it on the dog.
Just fair warning, Premier Cuvee in my experience is a more aggressive yeast in the way of sugar consumption, depending on how dry you want the wine that might not matter though
Also the bad smell could be sulphur dioxide (not harmful) being released as a byproduct of maliolactic fermentation (mlf) which can sometimes occur with wines.