Lalvin ICV GRE
Suited to early drinking Rhone style red, rosé and white wines where upfront fruit expression is desired. Lalvin ICV GRE™ was isolated in 1992 in the Cornas area of the Rhone Valley by the Institut Cooperatif du Vin (ICV), France. In red wines, this yeast contributes up front fruit for easy drinking Rhone style wines. Spice and estery notes can be evident. Delivers a big fore-mouth impact. In white wines it also offers ‘fruit focussed’ styles with significant fore-mouth impact. Used with short skin contact regimes (3-5 days), Lalvin ICV GRE™ reduces vegetal flavours in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Grenache. In fact, it is recommended to use if grapes have been picked before optimal ripening, to help reduce the expression of undesirable herbaceous characters
- Suited to early drinking Rhone style wines.
- Contributes up front fruit for easy drinking.
- Recommended to use if grapes have been picked before optimal ripening.