Recommended for Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Barbara, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Nebbiolo, & Tempranillo.
- 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).¬†
- In red wines, Lalvin ICV D254¬†develops ripe fruit, jam and cedar aromas together with mild spiciness. On the palate it contributes high fore-mouth volume, big mid-palate mouthfeel and intense fruit concentration.
- When used for white wines (particularly Chardonnay), sensory descriptors include butterscotch, hazelnut and almond aromas.
|Relative Nitrogen Needs||Medium|
|Temp. Range (F)||54-82|
|MLF Compatability||Very Good|
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