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.
|Relative Nitrogen Needs||Medium|
|Temperature Range||54-82° F|
|MLF Compatibility||Very Good|
Enhanced Varietal Character