Anchor Exotics MOSAIC (previously known as Exotics SPH) is a product of the yeast hybridization program of The Institute for Wine Biotechnology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Anchor Exotics MOSAIC is a hybrid between S. cerevisiae and S. paradoxus. S. paradoxus is the closest relative to S. cerevisiae and is naturally found on grapes. Apart from its enhanced aromatic potential Anchor Exotics MOSAIC has added advantages of enhancing malolactic fermentation through partial malic acid breakdown (as much as 17% observed) as well as higher glycerol production and lower alcohol conversion in high sugar must conditions.
Wines produced with this yeast are described as complex with intense aroma, well-rounded, well balanced, full-bodied wines. It is recommended for the production of Syrah, Merlot and Pinotage.