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INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF EUROPEAN WINE INDUSTRY COMPETITIVENESS BY THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATIVE MICROENCAPSULATED WINE YEASTS TO PRODUCE QUALITY WINES

Objective

Europe is the home of wine and the world´s leading producer. The quality wine producing is the basis of the economy of more than 2,4 millions of winegrowers that work in the vines that cover around 3,6 million hectares in Europe. In fact, the wine production represents the 5% of the value of agricultural output. But the fact is that the European wine SMEs are rapidly losing market share to dynamic and large wineproducers from the New World. Imports are increasing rapidly and exports are growing slowly. Over the centuries, the European oenology has accumulated numerous pragmatic acts, which, in fact, do not correspond to an actual point of view. To be competitive the SMEs participants know that further research is needed to optimize the fermentation variables and therefore to produce a more competitive wine focused on the current consumer taste. Only with this scientific approach done by the RTDs, the SMEs involved will be able to achieve their competitiveness in wine industry applying some of the newer advances in fermentation technology. The use of microencapsulated, autochthonous and selected starter cultures will allow the SMEs to control the whole fermentation process and a uniform production of the highest quality wine through successive processes and seasons. The strains will be isolated in the vineyards of the different European wine regions and selected with the direction of the SMEs who will choose the final strains in function of their influence on the organoleptic characteristics of the final wine and of their ability to conduct and to finish the alcoholic fermentation correctly. The development of this project will confirm the common effort that the European wine SMEs are making to defend the wine quality even over the interest of each wine region industry. This proposal is the perfect framework to defend the European wine common interest: the defence of the European wine diversity and personality against the globalization of the New world Wines.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/viticulture

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

BODEGAS BAIGORRI SAU
Address
Ctra. Vitoria-logrono Km. 53
01307 Samaniego
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 161 110,14
Administrative Contact
Simón Arina (Mr.)

Participants (9)

VINOS DE LOS HEREDEROS DEL MARQUÉS DE RISCAL, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 104 368
Address
Cl Torrea 1
01340 Elciego
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Luis Taboada (Mr.)
GUSERBIOT SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 753,07
Address
Calle Jundiz 26
01015 Vitoria-gasteiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisca Barbero (Ms.)
SCE Château La Pointe
France
EU contribution
€ 105 181,82
Address
Chateau La Pointe
33500 Pomerol, Libourne Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Monneret (Mr.)
QUINTA DA LIXA - SOCIEDADE AGRICOLA LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 103 584,68
Address
Quinta Da Lixa, Lugar Do Monte
4615-658 Lixa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Teixeira (Mr.)
AZIENDA AGRICOLA PETRIOLO S.S. DI CAPANNI ANNUNZIATA E LARI ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 106 154,29
Address
Loc. Poggio Cherici 36/A
50067 Rignano Sull´arno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Renato Sorelli (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edurne Elejalde Caravaca (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT ET DES RECHERCHES AUPRES DES UNIVERSITES, DES CENTRES DE RECHERCHE ET DES ENTREPRISES D'AQUITAINE
France
Address
Avenue Du Docteur Albert Schweitzer - Centre Condorcet 162
33608 Pessac
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joana Coulon (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dorit Schuller (Dr.)
PROMOFIRENZE AZIENDA SPECIALE DELLACAMERA DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Piazza Dei Giudici 3
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Mazzanti (Dr.)