Secretion of hydrolytic enzymes by non-Saccharomyces yeasts – a relevant trait for winemaking?

October 2015 /

The inoculation of non-Saccharomyces yeasts together with Saccharomyces cerevisiae provides an opportunity for winemakers to create distinct wine styles. Non-Saccharomyces yeasts display divergent intracellular metabolisms that significantly contribute to these alterations, however, such activities alone cannot explain all the differences observed from the fermentations carried out by pure cultures of S. cerevisiae.