A clean fermenting yeast for elegant, crisp, and lively white wines.

A rapid fermenter characterized by its production of citrus peel and fresh pineapple aromatics, Vivace is able to ferment over a broad temperature range (13-30 °C).


Viability / Living cells: > 1.0 x 1010 cells/gram
Package Sizes:
500g and 10kg vacuum packed foil sachets.
Storage Conditions: 
Store cool and dry, 4 - 15⁰C (39 - 59⁰F). Do not freeze!
Inoculation Rate:
200 - 350g/1000L (1.66 - 2.92lbs/1000 gallons)

Note: inoculation range is based on the juice sugar content and condition of grapes.

  1. Prepare a chlorine-free, 3:1 water to juice mixture of approximately 5 times the yeast weight at 38 - 42°C (100 - 108°F).
  2. Gently sprinkle the yeast into the water-juice mixture and, without stirring, allow 10 minutes for hydration.
  3. Stir the yeast into the water-juice mixture allowing it an additional 10 minutes to fully hydrate.
  4. Add enough juice to the yeast suspension to lower the temperature by 5ºC (9ºF). Let mixture acclimate for 5 minutes.
  5. Repeat step 4 until the temperature of the yeast suspension is less than 8°C (15°F) warmer than the must or juice to be inoculated.
  6. Slowly add the yeast mixture into must or juice.

Note: Directly adding dry yeast to the must or juice tank is not advisable.


Vivace will generally consume around 30% of the malic acid present during primary fermentation and produce up to 9.5 g/L of glycerol, making it a good choice for young, fruity, early release, and cool climate white wines. Due to its aromatic profile, Vivace is also well suited for fruit forward Chardonnay and Pinot Gris wines.


Nitrogen supplementation with organic sources of nitrogen as well as DAP is recommended during the initial 1/3 of fermentation to achieve a YAN > 275, especially when fermenting at warmer temperatures.

*Grams of sugar required to produce 1% alcohol (v/v). Varies depending on the sugar and nutrient composition of the must and environmental conditions.

Quality Guarantee

Renaissance Yeast guarantees the quality of its products sold in their original packaging, provided they are used in conformity with the expiration date and the storage conditions noted above.

The information is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, this data sheet is not to be considered as a guarantee expressed or implied, or as a condition of sale of this product.


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mod - fast

Optimal Temperature

13 – 30°C (55 - 86ºF)

Cold Tolerance


Alcohol Tolerance



0.2 - 0.35 g/L

Conversion Factor

16.9 g/L


7.5 - 9.5 g/L

Volatile Acidity


Nitrogen Requirements

mod - high

Killer Factor




Foam Production


SO2 Production

very low

H2S Production