Classic strain for barrel-fermented whites
Lalvin CY3079 (Bourgoblanc)™ is highly recommended for barrel-fermented and sur lie aged Chardonnay.
Autolyzes quickly at the end of fermentation resulting in wines with roundness. Enhances aromas of fresh butter, almond, honey, flowers and pineapple.
CY3079 is a steady, average fermenter even at cooler temperatures (15°C/59°F). This strain demonstrates good alcohol tolerance and low production of volatile acidity and H2S when nutrient requirements are met.
This strain was isolated for its ability to complement typical white Burgundy whites by the Bureau Interprofessional des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) in France.