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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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Chardonnay
David S on Dec 7, 2022
I am going to see if my idea will work. Looking to enhance what my be lacking in the fruit.
Elisha P on Oct 18, 2022
Chardonnay
David S on Dec 7, 2022
works well withD80 for Big Cabernets
David M on Oct 21, 2022
I am going to see if my idea will work. Looking to enhance what my be lacking in the fruit.
Elisha P on Oct 18, 2022
I have colder climate for wine making
Samuel E A on Oct 15, 2022
Best overall yeast I have found
Geoffrey F on Oct 6, 2022
Great all around yeast.
Travis B on Oct 5, 2022
have used before
Robert L on Oct 5, 2022
Chardonnay
Chad M on Sep 30, 2022
Best yeast for Norton grapes
Robert Lass on Sep 29, 2022
WineMaker magazine recommendation for Cab Sauv
LORNE D. on Sep 21, 2022
I'm fermenting fresh grapes this season - Cab Sav, and Barbera
Jonathan B on Sep 21, 2022
Low aldehyde
Levon K on Sep 21, 2022
For a friend
Thomas H on Sep 17, 2022
Suggestion from a local wine maker for a port style dessert wine
Carrick O. C on Sep 14, 2022
recommended for Verona grapes
Kenneth Edward M on Sep 9, 2022
great flavors
richard e f on Sep 8, 2022
recommended
Mark G V on Sep 8, 2022
Recommendation from someone
Tony D on Aug 22, 2022
Recommendation from someone
Tony D on Aug 22, 2022
Trying something new
John B on Aug 18, 2022
great for red wine
Matthew H on Aug 17, 2022
pino gris
Judy P on Aug 15, 2022
I am very happy with the wine using this yeast.
Phillip S on Aug 10, 2022
Used it before
David Stephens on Aug 10, 2022
For Norton (Cynthia) dry red wine
Jeffrey S on Aug 1, 2022
Strong fermenter,
Alvin B on Jul 27, 2022
Trying it to see what difference it makers (or doesn't).
Mark M on Jul 7, 2022
Winemaker magazine recommendation for Malbec
Rich R on Jul 6, 2022
Trying something new on Merlot this year
Lloyd W Fryer J on Jul 4, 2022
for traditional mead
Stephen R on Apr 15, 2022
For mead making.
Adam B on Apr 7, 2022
Mead
Joseph M on Feb 17, 2022
works well withD80 for Big Cabernets
David M on Oct 21, 2022
I have colder climate for wine making
Samuel E A on Oct 15, 2022
Is recommended dosage 1g per gallon of wine or per 1 gallon grape must?
Jonathan Flowers on Dec 16, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. We always recommend that you use 1 gram of yeast per gallon of grape must.
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Rated 5 out of 5
It is a great yeast for robust reds.
I have been using the D254 for my Caifornia Petit Syrah (Durif) since 2009. I am now using it on Nevada Syrah. It sometimes will stop before it is done so you must monitor temperature. I ferment in my cold room at 55 F.
September 18, 2022
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
D254
I've used 254 through the years. Good fermenter good flavor profile. Used on Cab Sauv and other dry reds
August 27, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago