Lalvin ICV D254™
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

Favours fruit expression in whites and reds while enhancing mid-palate mouthfeel; adding after taste qualities by softening acidity and tannins.

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

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Product details

LALVIN ICV D254™ is versatile and can be used in red and white winemaking. In red wines, LALVIN ICV D254™ contributes to volume, enhanced mid-palate mouthfeel, smooth tannins and a mildly spicy finish. It contributes medium intensity lifted fruit aromas (prune, blackberry, licorice) with high volume, extensive mid-palate with smooth tannins with a long finish. In Chardonnay, produces nutty aromas and creamy mouthfeel. This yeast is a high producer of polysaccharides and contributes to a round mouthfeel and good palate weight.

Selected by Selected by ICV in the Costieres de Nimes, France

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Enhances complexity and palate volume in red and white wines.
  • Competitive factor: Neutral
  • Minimum temperature: 15 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 28 °C
  • Nutritional needs: Moderate
  • MLF compatibility: Strongly recommended
  • SO2production: Low
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 16 %
  • Glycerol production: Moderate

Product documentation


  • Chardonnay
  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah
  • Tempranillo