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ICV D254 Yeast - Dry Wine Yeast

ICV D254 Yeast - 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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On your recommended list
Richard F on Oct 25, 2019
Using it for Cab Sav
Valued C on Oct 19, 2019
On your recommended list
Richard F on Oct 25, 2019
Going to do a yeast blend on Cab Sauv
Justin Z on Oct 22, 2019
Using it for Cab Sav
Valued C on Oct 19, 2019
Best for the wine I like
stephen crawford on Oct 10, 2019
Used before
Carl C on Oct 2, 2019
Recommend
Alton S on Oct 1, 2019
For the variety of grape and style
Danny L T on Sep 22, 2019
Good success previously for red wine
William S on Sep 20, 2019
Good success previously for red wine
William S on Sep 20, 2019
Good choice for malbec grapes
James N on Sep 19, 2019
Like it
Paula M on Sep 17, 2019
advised by a wine maker
Ruby F on Sep 14, 2019
Recommended
John M on Sep 12, 2019
chardonnay
Carl C on Sep 12, 2019
Wine maker recommendation
Rory S on Sep 10, 2019
Works well for Marquette red
Garrett M on Sep 10, 2019
Great yeast. Also using D80 and Syrah in separate fermentations.
Ira K on Sep 9, 2019
The best for dry wine. Hard to get else where
LarryW on Sep 9, 2019
previous use
Helge A on Sep 3, 2019
We make blueberry wine with this yeast.
Newfound Lake V on Aug 31, 2019
Recommended for co-inoculation
Sean A on Aug 28, 2019
Have used it before. Excellent for most reds.
David Stephens on Aug 28, 2019
Used it before.
Marcus D on Aug 28, 2019
As a blend with CLOS FOR Chianti
James B on Aug 28, 2019
Good past experience
Phillip S on Aug 28, 2019
Used before
Tom C on Aug 28, 2019
Always a good choice for bold reds and never a stuck fermentation
Smits H on Aug 28, 2019
Best for my grape
Michael F on Aug 28, 2019
i like it
Kenneth W on Aug 28, 2019
temperature and varietal characteristics
Allan S on Aug 28, 2019
Looks dank
Teddy C on Aug 28, 2019
had good luck following the manual.
Phillip S on Jul 29, 2019
I follow religiously your manual !
Valentin on May 17, 2019
used before and like it
William L on Apr 27, 2019
research
michael a on Apr 10, 2019
good for blend in chardonnay/good for chiras
Norm F on Feb 26, 2019
Cabernet batch
Tim G on Jan 15, 2019
To use on Cabernet & Shiraz
Curtis W on Dec 3, 2018
For the flavour profile described for whites and reds
Kristeva D on Nov 26, 2018
Internet research. I called hoping I’d get good advice but the cs rep wasn’t able to speak to specifics very general was hoping to get more expert advice since I’m not
Michael P on Oct 25, 2018
Recommended from friend
Chris M on Oct 5, 2018
Recommended from friend
Chris M on Oct 5, 2018
Style preference for Nero D'Avola
Tony B on Oct 2, 2018
Recommended yeast for making a syrah
Dennis R on Sep 28, 2018
Good for adding complexity and body to a red wine.
Joseph A on Sep 25, 2018
prior experience / recommended
Steve C on Sep 22, 2018
recommendations from the wine making forum and research
Diane V on Sep 22, 2018
fermenting characteristics
Dino V on Sep 21, 2018
Thought it would be best for Chardonnay
Peter F on Sep 15, 2018
Recommended on the web.
Stephen B on Sep 14, 2018
Going to do a yeast blend on Cab Sauv
Justin Z on Oct 22, 2019
Best for the wine I like
stephen crawford on Oct 10, 2019
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ICVD54 wine yeast
I've used ICVD54 before and enjoy the cabernet it produces. Also like ICVD21.
September 28, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
best for dry wine
D254 is perfect for dry wine. always turns out perfect. Not too high alcohol content but just enough. Not easy to find on the market. glad we found it here.
September 23, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Was not active
I've used this before with good results but this one was dead.
August 16, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
August 19, 2019
Graciela Hernandez
This is my go to yeast. Never had a problem and always has finished strong.
November 12, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great Yeast
I’ve used D254 yeast before and it is great for almost all red wines. I like it especially with Cabernet and Syrah.
September 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
i use this yeast for quite a Number of years and I continue use it because I always have very good fermantion and also very good taste and colour.
May 8, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Terrific
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