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ICV D254 Dry Wine Yeast

ICV D254 Dry Wine Yeast

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ICV D254 Dry Wine Yeast is a vigorous fermenter with a short lag time for both red and white wines.
 
Rhone isolate for both red and white wine. This yeast creates enhanced mouthfeel and color stability. 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, it gives a jammy, concentrated, yet soft ripe fruit character, that can have licorice and a mild spiciness to it. In white wines, butterscotch, smoke, hazelnut, and almond characters are common. Being a vigorous fermenter 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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To use on Cabernet & Shiraz
Curtis W on Dec 3, 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
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
Recommended
Robert M B on Sep 11, 2018
recommended for MArquette
ron D on Sep 10, 2018
This works really good with the red wines we have used it for 40 years
Tom n on Sep 6, 2018
Super good results with our Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes last year, about 1600 lbs and 800 lbs, respectively. Easily fermented to near-absolute dryness.
Sunrise Vineyards L on Sep 5, 2018
Marquette grape
Lloyd D on Sep 3, 2018
Seems like a good choice for desired style of wine.
Salvatore G on Sep 3, 2018
Good for Norton
Janet B on Aug 31, 2018
I have used this yeast previously with good results.
Jane C on Aug 16, 2018
Helps finish the wine, provides a big back end, and pulls out lots of color
Chris H on Aug 15, 2018
I've used it before.
Michael B on Aug 14, 2018
used before
Harpreet S on Aug 14, 2018
Excellent previous experience
Harry J on Aug 6, 2018
Used before, worked well
John M B on Jul 30, 2018
Chardonnay
Frank F on Jul 24, 2018
Blending
Stephen G on Jun 26, 2018
I making Malbec and the MoreWine manual does not include this varietal so I found an article in Wine Maker magazine.
Jim S on Apr 30, 2018
For primary fermentation
Peter F on Apr 21, 2018
Because of your yeast guide
Christopher A on Apr 13, 2018
Friend's recommendation
Marcus D on Feb 20, 2018
Blends well with lavlin d80
Tony on Jan 18, 2018
For the flavour profile described for whites and reds
Kristeva D on Nov 26, 2018
Recommended from friend
Chris M on Oct 5, 2018
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This is my go to yeast. Never had a problem and always has finished strong.
November 12, 2018
Purchased
1 month 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
3 months 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
7 months 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