Chr Hansen was the first company to investigate the promising field ‘non-Saccharomyces and S. cerevisiae’ mixed culture blends in winemaking. Chr. Hansen’s range of specialty yeasts brings a distinctive touch to wines, helping winemakers to differentiate their wine and add complexity.
For added convenience, Chr. Hansen offers their non-Saccharomyces yeast strains in a mixed cultures format. Viniflora® Rhythm is a blend of two yeast stains, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (60%) and Lachancea thermotolerans (40%). Rhythm is an excellent choice for fruit forward red wines and produces round, rich flavors with notes of blackberry and dark fruit.
- Recommended for dry red wines
- Enhanced flavor benefits best suited for varietals Merlot, Zinfandel, Grenache, Tempranillo and Sangiovese
- Alcohol tolerance is up to 17% (v/v)
- Produce low levels of SO2