Lalvin CY3079™
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

Steady white fermenter with early onset of post fermentation autolysis to yield roundness and complexity to support primary fruit. The reference yeast for premium white Chardonnay

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

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Product details

An isolate from Burgundy, LALVIN CY3079™ was selected by the Bureau Interprofessional des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) with the objective of finding a strain that would complement the quality and aromatic expression of typical white Burgundy styles. Typically used for barrel or tank fermentation of Chardonnay for maturation, or as a component of blends. Induces a rapid development on lees of yeast derived flavours (toasted bread, honey, hazelnut and almond) and roundness. LALVIN CY3079™ exhibits a short lag time and moderate fermentation vigour, but fermentation finish can be slow.

Selected by Selected by Bureau Inter-professional des Vins de Bougogne, Burgundy, France

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Enhances mouthfeel and creamy texture to chardonnay.
  • Competitive factor: Neutral
  • Minimum temperature: 15 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 25 °C
  • Nutritional needs: High
  • MLF compatibility: Recommended
  • SO2production: Moderate
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 14.5 %
  • Glycerol production: High

Product documentation


  • Chardonnay: White fruit, Nuts, Volume