Cross Evolution™
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

Hybrid yeast. Distinctive fruity and floral notes with mouthfeel. A high releaser & converter of thiols, resulting in wines with high 4MMP, 3MH & 3MHA.

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

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Product details

CROSS EVOLUTION™ is a natural hybrid (non GMO) isolated by the Institute for Wine Biotechnology at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. CROSS EVOLUTION™ enhances the mouthfeel, aromatic potential while supporting and balancing the structure of white and rosé varieties with high alcohol potential, low fermentation temperatures and low nitrogen levels. Suited to Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Roussanne and Viognier, as well as Gewürztraminer and Riesling

Selected by Selected by the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Enhances varietal characters, in particular thiols and enhances mouthfeel.
  • Competitive factor: Active
  • Minimum temperature: 10 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 20 °C
  • Nutritional needs: Low
  • MLF compatibility: Recommended
  • SO2production: Low
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 15 %
  • Glycerol production: High

Product documentation


  • Chenin blanc
  • Colombard
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon blanc
  • Semillon
  • Viognier