Renaissance Yeast to Introduce Brioso at Unified — New H2S-preventing Yeast Strain for Pinot Noir

Vancouver, BC — Renaissance Yeast Inc. is pleased to introduce Brioso, the newest addition to its family of classically developed hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-preventingwine yeasts, to winemakers at the 2015 Unified Wine & GrapeSymposium. Unified will take place January 27-29 at the SacramentoConvention Center in California.

Brioso (pronounced bree-oh-so) is an Italian musical termmeaning to perform with vigor, spirit, jest, and energy; to make acomposition full of life. Specializing in enhancing fruity flavors andaromas, Brioso is ideally suited to producing high-quality, complex andspicy red wines – specifically Pinot Noir.

“We feel our Brioso H2S-preventing yeast will be very wellreceived by Pinot Noir winemakers in the US and around the world,” saidDr. John Husnik, CEO of Renaissance Yeast. “Like all Renaissance wineyeasts, Brioso will enable Pinot Noir producers to prevent hydrogensulfide contamination of their vintage while simultaneously enhancingthe wine’s complexity and aroma.”

Brioso is a classically bred, non-GMO wine yeast strain that has been naturally selected for its inability to produce H2S during fermentation – thereby greatly reducing the risk of H2S contaminating your wine while also enhancing its complexity and delivering beautiful aromatic notes. Like all of our H2S-preventing wine strains, Brioso is an excellent addition to the winemaker's palette of tools for producing great wine. 

The 2015 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium ( the largest wine and grape trade show and conference in the UnitedStates, featuring more than 700 exhibitors and over 14,000 attendeeslast year. As part of its activities at Unified, Renaissance will beoffering free trial sample packs of its Vivace and Andante H2S-preventing wine yeasts to symposium attendees. The company currently offers two white and two red H2S-preventingyeasts (as well as organic yeasts) and Brioso will expand the productoffering as a yeast developed specifically for the Pinot Noir varietal.

Hydrogen sulfide is a well-known sensory contaminant resulting fromtraditional yeast fermentation that leads to remediation cost andquality challenges for winemakers and alcoholic beverage makersworldwide. Our classically developed H2S-preventing yeasttechnology is non-GMO and fully protected and patented by the Universityof California. Renaissance is the exclusive global license holder.

About Renaissance Yeast Inc.

Renaissance Yeast Inc. ( is focused on the development and commercialization of the exclusively licensed, patented H2S-preventingyeast technology discovered by Dr. Linda Bisson of the University ofCalifornia, Davis. Renaissance Yeast is responsible for global sales,marketing and technical support of the Renaissance family of classicallydeveloped, non-GMO H2S-preventing wine yeast strains. Thecompany also has an extensive research program on new yeast straindevelopment for wines, cider, beer, and other yeast-fermented alcoholicbeverages.   

For more information please contact:

Dante Phillips
Renaissance Yeast Inc.
Vancouver, BC
(604) 822-6499

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