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Level2 Initia™

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

Specie
Metschnikowia pulcherrima

General Sensory Contribution
Bioprotection

White Wine

Rosé Wine

Natural protection against oxidation and spoilage microorganisms

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.

Nitrogen Needs
High

Volatile Acidity
Very low

SO₂ Production
Very low

Max. Temperature
18 °C

Min. Temperature
4 °C

Acetaldehyde Production
Very low

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