Lalvin ICV D80™
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

Deliveres high volume, big mid-palate structure, and intense grainy tannins with red fruit intensity.

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

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Product details

LALVIN ICV D80™ was isolated by the Institut Coopératif du Vin (ICV) in 1992 from the Côte Rôtie area of the Rhône Valley for its ability to ferment red musts rich in polyphenols. LALVIN ICV D80™ brings high volume, big mid-palate mouthfeel and intense grainy tannin to reds. It is a good choice for barrel aged reds due to the significant impact on structure and good color stability features It is one of the preferred strains for contributing big tannin volume. To optimize the complexity of red wines, it is recommended that wines fermented with LALVIN ICV D80™ are blended with red wines fermented with ICV D254™. With appropriate nutrition, aeration and fermentation temperatures below 28°C, ICV D80 will ferment up to 16% v/v alcohol. An excellent yeast to optimise volume and is charactrerised by ripe fruit, fresh tobacco aromas and licorice finish.

Selected by Selected by the ICV in Côte Rotie

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Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Enhances varietal characters and promotes phenolic extraction and structure
  • Competitive factor: Active
  • Minimum temperature: 15 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 28 °C
  • Nutritional needs: High
  • MLF compatibility: Recommended
  • SO2production: Low
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 16 %
  • Glycerol production: Moderate

Product documentation


  • Nebbiolo
  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah
  • Tempranillo