T306 is an Australian isolate that was selected from an indigenous fermentation of Pinot Noir at Tyrell's Vineyards, Pokolbin, NSW. Although discovered in a red must, it is mainly used in the production of white wines. T306 is a moderate fermenter with high nitrogen needs, so proper hydration and nutrients are recommended. However, it is worth it, as T306 excels at producing concentrated, fruit driven wines. When used in Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Semillon, and Chardonnay, T306 emphasizes exotic fruits and lush pineapple. With barrel fermented Chardonnay and lees contact, T306 delivers elegant white fruit and good mouthfeel. When looking to create an elegant, aromatic white wine, T306 is a great choice either by itself or as a major blending component. Best results from 59 to 86 degrees F, with an alcohol tolerance to 14%.
- Mainly for fruit focused Pinot gris, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin blanc for imparting aroma characters of exotic fruit and pineapple.
- In barrel fermented Chardonnay it contributes elegant white fruit and mouthfeel.