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 found on grapes. This hybrid inherited the aromatic capabilities of both its parents, thereby expanding the aromatic potential and complexity of what pure S. cerevisiaes have to offer. Wines produced by this yeast are described as having exotic aromas and flavors.
Anchor Exotics Mosaic is a recommended for the production of barrel fermented Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier. It enhances guava aromas and flavors. It is cold sensitive and ferments at a steady rate in barrels, producing good mouth feel.