Burgundy isolate for barrel fermentation of Chardonnay. Short lag time, alcohol tolerant to 15% and optimum expression at 59 to 77 degrees F. Somewhat nutrient sensitive, it can be slow to finish in low nutrient wines if not fed correctly. But it is worth making the effort: pineapple and floral notes are quickly joined by the development of fresh butter, toasted bread, honey, hazelnut and almond when aged on the lees. This along with contributing a rich and full mouthfeel. CY3079 is lovely as is for that "classic" white Burgundy, or it can serve as a great foundation for a blend.
S. cerevisiae • cerevisiae
- Isolated by the Bureau Interprofessional des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB).
- It is a steady, slow fermenter even at cooler temperatures (15°C/59°F). Lalvin Bourgoblanc CY3079 demonstrates good alcohol tolerance and low production of VA and H2S when properly fed.
- Highly recommended for barrel-fermented and sur lie aged Chardonnay.
- Autolyzes quickly at the end of fermentation. It is thought to enhance aromas such as fresh butter, honey, flowers and pineapple.