(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. Indeed, LEVEL² INITIA™ 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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