Lalvin C
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. bayanus)

Clean, reliable fermenter for fresh fruity white styles. Partial degradation of malic acid favours acid softness.

  • Suitable for organic wine (EU 2018/848)
  • Suitable for NOP
  • Vegan

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Product details

A yeast selected from the Pasteur Institute Yeast Culture Collection, LALVIN C™ has been used in winemaking since the early 1960’s. Suited for a wide range of winemaking applications, particularly for production of fresh and fruity white wine styles, as well as early release fruit driven red wines and wines made by carbonic maceration. LALVIN C™ is known to produce varying amounts of the ester amyl acetate. A clean robust fermenter that performs well in highly clarified wine and rosé wines and enhances the varietal character of the fruit. LALVIN C™ can degrade up to 45% L-malic acid; highly recommended for cool climate whites, high in natural malic acid concentrations. A natural way to soften wine acidity.

Selected by An isolate from the Pasteur Institute- France

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Enhances varietal aromas and esters
  • Competitive factor: Sensitive
  • Minimum temperature: 15 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 30 °C
  • Nutritional needs: Low
  • MLF compatibility: No info
  • SO2production: Low
  • Fermentation rate: Fast
  • Alcohol tolerance: 16 %
  • Glycerol production: No info

Product documentation


  • Cider
  • Colombard
  • Sauvignon blanc