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USE OF BIOPOLYMERS FOR SUSTAINABLE STABILIZATION OF QUALITY WINES

Objective

Wine market is very competitive. EU producers need to reduce production costs and increase their sustainability standard while improving the quality of their wine. Wine stability is one of the most important quality parameters. To avoid formation of cloudiness or precipitates in bottled wines, producers preventively treat it by mean of physical methods or additives. The present practices for tartaric, protein and oxidative stabilization are not suitable for each type of wine and production facility,in particular in small wineries (conventional and organic); moreover, they involve a large use of energy or water, can negatively affect overall wine quality and processing, impose sometimes the use of large quantities of coadjunts or additives, and can be at the original of significant product looses.
Aim of the project is to test effectiveness and suitability in winemaking of biopolymers on new conception or already used in other sectors and to make these new practices available for EU SME wine producers. Addition of biopolymers to wine have shown the ability to inhibit the formation of tartrate crystals, potentially without negative side effects and with no use of energy and water. Other types of biopolymers are known for their ability to absorb proteins in a selective way, and can be adapted to winemaking purpose in order to avoid loss of product and to increase sensorial wine quality. Potential economical, environmental and social benefits are relevant.
The project include evaluation of the effect of the treatments on human health and environment, and actions to facilitate the authorization of the new practices by international and European regulatory bodies for conventional and organic winemaking. Extensive dissemination and exploitation activities are foresees to allow fast tak-up of new technologies by SME-AG members and by all European wine producting SMEs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/crystals
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA
Address
Via Monte Bianco 22
89035 Bova Marina
Italy
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 387 898
Administrative Contact
Cristina Micheloni (Dr.)

Participants (13)

INTERPROFESSION DES VINS D'APPELLATION D'ORIGINE CONTROLEES COTES DU RHONE ET VALLEE DU RHONE
France
EU contribution
€ 100 300
Address
Rue Des Trois Faucons 6
84024 Avignon Cedex 1
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Cagna (Mrs.)
CONSEJO REGULADOR DE LA DENOMINACION DE ORIGEN CARINENA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 78 509
Address
Camino De La Platera 7
50400 Cariñena
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudio Herrero Ezquerro (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE LA VIGNE ET DU VIN
France
EU contribution
€ 18 400
Address
Domaine De L'espiguette
30240 Le Grau Du Roi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Cottereau (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 16 765
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonella Bosso (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 13 120
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar Lopez Lorente (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE ITALIANA PER LA RICERCAIN AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA E BIODINAMICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 8 240
Address
Via Pio Molajoni 76
00159 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luca Colombo (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 11 440
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sergio Longo (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 8 360
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesco Trotta (Prof.)
FALUA SOCIEDADE DE VINHOS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 9 600
Address
Zona Industrial Lote 56
2080 221 Almeirim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Castro (Mr.)
ETAIRIA PARAGOYIS - METAPIISIS KAIEMPORIAS INON KAI AGROTIKON PROIONTON AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 9 600
Address
2Nd Km Amyndeon Ag Panteleimon
53200 Amyndeon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelos Iatridis (Mr.)
VINIDEA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 123 680
Address
Piazza 1 Maggio 20
29028 Ponte Dell Olio Piacenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lorenza Celaschi (Mrs.)
ESSECO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 277 088
Address
Via San Cassiano 99
28069 Trecate No
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Manfredini (Dr.)
THE AUSTRALIAN WINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
Australia
Address
Cnr Hartley Grove & Paratoo Road
5064 Urrbrae South Australia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Johnson (Dr.)