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ICV D254 Dry Wine Yeast
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Rhone isolate for both red and white wines. Vigorous fermenter with a short lag time, this yeast creates enhanced mouthfeel and color stability due to polysaccharide-tannin complexing. Benefits include a high fore-mouth volume, big mid-palate mouthfeel, and intense fruit concentration in all wines, with the following differences: In red wines, ICV-D254 gives a jammy, concentrated, yet soft ripe fruit character, that can often have licorice and a mild spiciness to it. Red wines made with ICV-254 may be blended with ICV-D80 (DYW66) for a more concentrated, fuller-bodied wine. In white wines, however, butterscotch, smoke, hazelut, and almond characters are common but the yeast will definitely require nutrients. Some premium Chardonnay winemakers blend this yeast with CY3079 (DYW64) to create a wine with nutty aromas and a creamy mouthfeel. ICV-D254 is a vigorous fermenter, which means that it will run hot and fast if you let it get away from you, so rein it in if possible. For best results, 53 to 82 degrees F is recommended. Tolerant up to 16% alcohol.

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Marcus D on Feb 20, 2018
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Marcus D on Feb 20, 2018
Blends well with lavlin d80
Tony on Jan 18, 2018
Blends well with lavlin d80
Tony on Jan 18, 2018
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After consulting with the people from Lallemand, I decided to use a D254 for half of my 2013 Chilean Malbec. The other half I used D21. I then blended them back together prior to secondary fermentation. It is an awesome way to see what different yeasts contribute and when they come together they make even a more complex wine.
May 2, 2014