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)-preventing wine yeasts, to winemakers at the 2015 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium.  Unified will take place January 27-29 at the Sacramento Convention Center in California.

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

“We feel our Brioso H2S-preventing yeast will be very well received by Pinot Noir winemakers in the US and around the world,” said Dr. John Husnik, CEO of Renaissance Yeast. “Like all Renaissance wine yeasts, Brioso will enable Pinot Noir producers to prevent hydrogen sulfide contamination of their vintage while simultaneously enhancing the 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 ( is the largest wine and grape trade show and conference in the United States, featuring more than 700 exhibitors and over 14,000 attendees last year. As part of its activities at Unified, Renaissance will be offering 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-preventing yeasts (as well as organic yeasts) and Brioso will expand the product offering as a yeast developed specifically for the Pinot Noir varietal.

Hydrogen sulfide is a well-known sensory contaminant resulting from traditional yeast fermentations that leads to remediation cost and quality challenges for winemakers and alcoholic beverage makers worldwide.  Our classically developed H2S-preventing yeast technology is non-GMO and fully protected and patented by the University of 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-preventing yeast technology discovered by Dr. Linda Bisson of the University of California, Davis.  Renaissance Yeast is responsible for global sales, marketing and technical support of the Renaissance family of classically developed, non-GMO H2S-preventing wine yeast strains.  The company also has an extensive research program on new yeast strain development for wines, cider, beer and other yeast-fermented alcoholic beverages.   

For more information please contact:

Dante Phillips

Renaissance Yeast Inc.

Vancouver, BC

(604) 822-6499

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