(Saccharomyces cerevisiae cerevisiae)

To enhance tannin structure

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

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Product details

Lalvin ICV D80™ was isolated by the ICV in 1992 from the Côte Rôtie area of the Rhône Valley for its ability to ferment musts high in sugar and polyphenols. With proper nutrition, aeration and fermentation temperatures below 28°C, ICV D80™ will ferment up to 16% alcohol. ICV D80™ brings high foremouth volume, big mid-palate mouthfeel and intense fine grain tannin to reds. It is one of the best strains for contributing big tannin volume and is characterized by ripe fruit, smoke and a licorice finish. When blended with wines fermented with LALVIN ICV D254™ or ENOFERM SYRAH™, wines fermented with ICV D80™ bring more tannin intensity to the blend.

Selected by ICV in Côte Rotie

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Complements varietal character
  • Competitive factor: Active
  • Minimum temperature: 15 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 28 °C
  • Nutritional needs: Moderate
  • MLF compatibility: Recommended
  • SO2production: Low
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 16 %
  • Glycerol production: Moderate

Product documentation


  • Cabernet Franc: Plum, Spice
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: Ageable Tannins
  • Grenache: Plum, Spice
  • Malbec: Spice, Tannin Intensity
  • Merlot: Plum, Spice, Ageable Tannin
  • Nebbiolo: Licorice, Tannin intensity, Color Stability
  • Petite Syrah: Spice, Black Pepper, Structural Enhancement
  • Sangiovese: Floral, Tannin intensity
  • Syrah: Spice, Structural enhancement, Color stability
  • Tempranillo: Floral, Tannin intensity
  • Zinfandel: MIneral, Black pepper, Spice