Harvest and fermentation treatment strategies for the production of quality wines, compensating for compositional imbalances caused by global warming.
OBJECTIVE: This project is led by a public-private consortium involving a single business partner, AGROVIN S.A., and two research centres, the INSTITUTE OF VINE AND WINE SCIENCES (ICVVV-CSIC) and the POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA (UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE VALENCIA). One of the objectives of this project is to develop procedures applicable to the industry to help reduce the alcohol content of wines to compensate for the increase produced in recent years due to global warming, while respecting or enhancing the quality attributes related to the proper phenolic maturity of the grape. The second objective of this project is to develop a working methodology and equipment based on low-power ultrasound for the extraction of the polyphenolic potential from the skin and pulp in red varieties, in addition to overcoming or improving the disadvantages or deficiencies of the existing techniques that pursue the same objective.
CALL: MINECO-COLLABORATION CHALLENGES PROGRAM.
TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Harvest and fermentation treatment strategies for the production of quality wines, compensating for compositional imbalances caused by global warming.
Start date: 1/9/2014
End date: 31/8/2015