(Metschnikowia pulcherrima)

Natural protection against oxidation and spoilage microorganisms

  • Suitable for organic wine (EU 2018/848)
  • Suitable for NOP
  • Vegan

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Product details

LEVEL² INITIA™ is a non-Saccharomyces yeast (Metschnikowia pulcherrima) selected from nature in Burgundy with the IFV (Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin). LEVEL² INITIA™ is an innovative and complete bioprotection tool developed to face the challenges of reducing SO2 use in white and rosé prefermentative steps. LEVEL² INITIA™ is the first bioprotection yeast developed to limit oxidation phenomena in the early steps of winemaking due to its dual action of consuming oxygen and decreasing copper levels. It has been selected from more than 100 strains of Metschnikowia pulcherrima for its high dissolved oxygen consumption capacity. When used during pre-fermentative steps, it can partially decrease copper content, known as a catalyzer of oxidation reactions. LEVEL² INITIA™ has the capacity to control a wide range of undesirable microorganisms. As it is non fermentative and able to grow at low temperatures, LEVEL² INITIA™ is a great biological tool particularly well adapted to manage prefermentative steps in white and rosé vinification. LEVEL² INITIA™ is suitable for organic wine production in the EU.

Selected by Selected by Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin, Burgundy, France

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Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Bioprotection
  • Minimum temperature: 4 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 18 °C
  • Nutritional needs: High
  • SO2production: Very-low
  • Alcohol tolerance: 3 %

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