Encourages the development of varietal fruit flavors balanced by complex aromas, especially in varietals from the Cabernet family. Premier Rouge is a strong even fermenter that produces full bodied reds. Good alcohol tolerance to 15%. Suited for red wines especially Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Derived from the collection of the Institute Pasteur in Paris (Davis 904). It may be necessary to cool fermenting must to prevent unwanted temperature increase.