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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Like it
Paula M on Sep 17, 2019
John M on Sep 12, 2019
Like it
Paula M on Sep 17, 2019
advised by a wine maker
Ruby F on Sep 14, 2019
John M on Sep 12, 2019
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 P on May 17, 2019
used before and like it
William L on Apr 27, 2019
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
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
advised by a wine maker
Ruby F on Sep 14, 2019
Carl C on Sep 12, 2019

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I've used this before with good results but this one was dead.
August 16, 2019
1 month ago
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August 19, 2019
Graciela Hernandez
This is my go to yeast. Never had a problem and always has finished strong.
November 12, 2018
11 months 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
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
1 year ago
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