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