Exotics Mosaic is a hybrid between S. cerevisiae and S. paradoxus. S. paradoxus is the closest relative to S. cerevisiae and is naturally found on grapes. Apart from its enhanced aromatic potential, Exotics Mosaic has added advantages such as enhancing malolactic fermentation through partial malic acid breakdown (as much as 17% observed), as well as higher glycerol production and lower alcohol conversion in high sugar must conditions. Wines produced with this yeast are described as complex with intense aroma, well-rounded, well-balanced, full bodied wines. It is recommended for the production of Syrah, Merlot and Pinotage.
- Offers the security of an inoculated fermentation
- Provide interesting and complex aroma profiles