D254 (ICV)

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Marquette, Norton, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel
500 g
10 kg

Isolated by the ICV from a Rhône Valley Syrah fermentation.

It has been known to have an alcohol tolerance of up to 16% (v/v) when the fermentation is aerated and the temperature is maintained below 28°C(82°F).

In red wines, Lalvin ICV D254® develops ripe fruit, jam and cedar aromas together with mild spiciness. On the palate it contributes high fore-mouth volume, big mid-palate mouthfeel and intense fruit concentration.

When used for white wines (particularly Chardonnay), sensory descriptors include butterscotch, hazelnut and almond aromas.

Alcohol Tolerance 16%
Relative Nitrogen Needs Medium
Temperature Range 54-82° F
Fermentation Speed Moderate
Competitive Factor Neutral
MLF Compatibility Very Good
Sensory Effects Mouthfeel
Enhanced Varietal Character

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