Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
S. cerevisiae • cerevisiae
Isolated in Burgundy at the IUVV (Institut Universitaire de la Vigne et du Vin) laboratory in Dijon, France. Reference strain for Burgundian winemakers.
A fast fermenter with a high nutrient requirement, alcohol tolerance up to 15% v/v.
Levuline BRGTM was isolated for its ability to contribute significant amounts of polysaccharides during fermentation which enhance mouthfeel and body.
Sensory notes include increased minerality in whites such as Chardonnay and spice characters in reds like Pinot Noir.