Lalvin ICV GRE™
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

Suited to early drinking white and red styles; its reliability in fermenation favours upfront expression of aromatics.

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

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Product details

Isolated from Cornas area of the Rhône Valley by the Institut Coopératif du Vin (ICV). Originally selected for the fermentation of Grenache, LALVIN ICV GRE™ contributes fruity aromas and easy-to-drink Rhône-style wines, particularly red and rosé wines. A quick starting steady fermenter, LALVIN ICV GRE™ is recommended for a range of varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Barbera, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Shiraz. Used with short skin contact regimes (3 to 5 days), LALVIN ICV GRE™ tends to reduce vegetal and undesirable sulphur components in varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet, Grenache and Shiraz. In Australia, LALVIN ICV GRE™ has been found to add depth to Grenache, where the alcohol is less than 14% v/v. In fruit focused whites made from Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris, LALVIN ICV GRE™ results in fresh fruit characters with significant front palate impact. The yeast promotes spicy, strawberry and confectionary characters with estery notes. Enhanced production of ethyl esters reinforces the fruit aroma of red wine

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

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Enhances varietal characters, some esters and increases palate volume
  • Competitive factor: Active
  • Minimum temperature: 15 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 30 °C
  • Nutritional needs: Moderate
  • MLF compatibility: Strongly recommended
  • SO2production: Low
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 15 %
  • Glycerol production: High

Product documentation


  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chenin blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah