For mega expression of grassy thiols

SAUVY™ was selected to help winemakers make New Zealand style Sauvignon blanc, but it does equally well in expressing thiols of other varietals. SAUVY™ has a remarkable ability to uptake and reveal volatile thiols, especially 4MMP (grassy thiols/box wood/gooseberry).
  • In cooler regions, Sauvignon blanc may have higher levels of the grassy thiol precursor 4MMP and using SAUVY may result an intensely grassy wine
  • In warmer regions, Sauvignon blanc may have less 4MMP and SAUVY will produce wines that still express the box wood/gooseberry character but are more balanced, crisp, and refreshing
  • In varietals other than Sauvignon blanc, SAUVY can help increase the aromatic expression of otherwise less expressive grapes
  • SAUVY produces very low to no H2S, SO2 and volatile acidity
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae cerevisiae strain
Frequently used in: Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc, Pinot gris, Riesling, rosés
Alcohol Tolerance: 14%
Nitrogen Needs: MEDIUM
Temp. Range: 57-68°F