Product details


LEVEL2 Flavia™

Selected by the Universitad de Santiago de Chile (USACH)

Metschnikowia pulcherrima

Competitive Factor

General Sensory Contribution
Enhances varietal characters

White Wine

Overexpress aromatic terpenes and volatile thiols.

FLAVIA™ is a pure culture of Metschnikowia pulcherrima selected from nature by the Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) for its specific capacity to release enzymes with – arabinofuranosidase activity. When used in sequential inoculation with a compatible selected Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strain, FLAVIA™ will impact the production of such varietal aromas as terpenes and volatile thiols. Under certain conditions, M. pulcherrima does not show fermentative activity. However, the enzymatic activity of M. pulcherrima gives the desired outcomes. Best results are achieved when FLAVIA™ is sequentially inoculated with a S. cerevisiae strain that is a high terpene/thiol releaser/converter. Suggested varieties include Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Colombard.

Nitrogen Needs

Alcohol Tolerance
3 %

Volatile Acidity
Very low

SO₂ Production

Max. Temperature
22 °C

Min. Temperature
15 °C

H₂S 170ppm
Very low

H₂S 60ppm
Very low

Acetaldehyde Production

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