Cross Evolution™
(Saccharomyces cerevisiaie cerevisiae)

Natural cross hybrid for aromatic whites and rosés

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

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Product details

Cross Evolution® is a strong fermenting yeast, from the Institute for Wine Biotechnology at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, that is ideal for aromatic white and rosé wines with high alcohol potential, low fermentation temperatures, and low nitrogen levels. Cross Evolution is not a genetically modified yeast but a result of a unique breeding program resulting in hybrids. Cross Evolution® also contributes an increased mouthfeel component resulting in aromatic wines with balanced mouthfeel. Cross Evolution® is recommended for Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Gewürztraminer, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Riesling, Roussanne, Sauvignon blanc and Viognier.

Selected by Selected by the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Enhance varietal character
  • Competitive factor: Active
  • Minimum temperature: 14 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 20 °C
  • Nutritional needs: Low
  • MLF compatibility: Recommended
  • SO2production: Low
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 15 %
  • Glycerol production: High

Product documentation


  • Bacchus
  • Chardonnay: Volume
  • Cider
  • Colombard
  • Fruit Wine
  • Gewürztraminer: Rose
  • Merlot
  • Orion
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Gris: Floral, Tropical fruit, Rich mouthfeel
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon blanc
  • Solaris
  • Syrah: Fruit, Structure enhancement, Color stability
  • Viognier: Floral, Tropical fruit, Rich Mouthfeel