Lalvin ICV GRE™
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae cerevisiae)

For fruit-forward Rhône-style wines

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

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Product details

In 1992, Lalvin ICV GRE™ was selected from the Cornas area of the Rhône Valley. In reds, it contributes up-front fruit to easy-to-drink Rhône-style wines. ICV GRE™ is used with short skin contact regimes (3 to 5 days) to reduce vegetal and undesirable sulfur components in varieties like Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Grenache and Syrah. In fruit-focused whites like Chenin blanc, Riesling and Viognier, ICV GRE™ results in stable fresh-fruit characteristics and delivers a big fore-mouth impact. If the fruit maturity is less than optimum, ICV GRE™ is excellent for bringing overall balance to red, rosé and white wines. Rosé wines fermented with ICV GRE™ from more balanced maturity fruit emphasize red fruit and higher volume, and are complemented by blending rosés fermented with Lalvin ICV D21®.

Selected by Selected by the ICV in Cornas - Côtes du Rhône, France

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Enhance varietal character
  • Competitive factor: Active
  • Minimum temperature: 15 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 30 °C
  • Nutritional needs: High
  • MLF compatibility: Strongly-recommended
  • SO2production: Low
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 15 %
  • Glycerol production: High

Product documentation


  • Chenin blanc
  • Colombard
  • Gewürztraminer: Flint stone/Mineral, Citrus
  • Grenache: Berry, Rosé style
  • Merlot: Berry
  • Nebbiolo: Berry
  • Pinot Gris: Melon/Pear, Rich mouthfeel
  • Pinot Noir: Red fruit
  • Riesling: Tropical fruit
  • Roussanne: Volume
  • Sangiovese: Berry
  • Sauvignon blanc
  • Syrah: Fruit, Spice, Violet
  • Tempranillo: Berry, floral
  • Viognier: Tropical fruit, Rich mouthfeel