ICV D80 Yeast

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel
  • Isolated by the ICV in 1992 from the Côte Rôtie area of the Rhône Valley in France for its ability to ferment musts high in sugar and polyphenols.
  • Given proper nutrition, Lalvin ICV D80® is a rapid starter with moderate fermentation rates. It has been known to have an alcohol tolerance of up to 16% (v/v) when the fermentation is aerated and the temperature is maintained below 28°C (82°F).
  • On the palate it creates high fore-mouth volume, big mid-palate mouthfeel, an intense, fine-grain tannin sensation and a long lasting licorice finish.
  • Selected for its ability to bring out differentiated varietal aromas by reinforcing the rich concentrated flavors found in varieties such as Zinfandel and Syrah.
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