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Enhances tannin structure in big reds

LALVIN ICV D80™ brings out varietal aromas, reinforces rich concentrated flavors, enhances tannin intensity, and stabilizes color.
  • Plum, spice, licorice, black pepper, and floral aromas are most often attributed to ICV D80
  • Fast onset of fermentation, and moderate ongoing fermentation speed
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae cerevisiae strain
  • Isolated by the Institut Coopératif du Vin (ICV) in 1992 from the Côte Rôtie area of the Rhône Valley, France
Frequently used in: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, structured reds
Alcohol Tolerance: 16%
Nitrogen Needs: HIGH
Temp. Range: 59–82°F