Nutrients / Protectors
Specific Inactivated Yeasts
Selected by ICV in the Côtes du Rhône, France
Saccharomyces cerevisiae cerevisiae
General Sensory Contribution
Enhance varietal character
For mouthfeel in Mediterranean-style redsLalvin ICV D254® was selected by the ICV in 1998 from Syrah fermentations in Gallician, south of the Rhône Valley. In red wines, ICV D254® promises high fore-mouth volume, big mid-palate mouthfeel, intense fruit concentration, smooth tannins and a mildly spicy finish. Red wines made with ICV D254® may be blended with Lalvin ICV D80® or ICV D21® to create more concentrated, full-bodied wines. In unripe reds, ferment 25% to 50% of the lot with ICV D254® and the balance with Lalvin ICV GRE™ to help mask vegetative character. As a complement to Lalvin CY3079®, winemakers use ICV D254® for fermenting Chardonnay with nutty aromas and creamy mouthfeel. Very malolactic bacteria compatible.
Reaction to O₂ addition