Representatives from Viña Concha y Toro’s Center for Research and Innovation attended the winemaking symposium, which has been held every two years for more than 20 years, and brings together international specialists and professionals in the field of grape, wine and spirit analysis and composition. The research team presented the project on the “Comparison of basic chemical parameters and phenolic compounds of wines from different selections of Cabernet Sauvignon in Cauquenes, Chile”.
The project was presented by Dr. Dietrich von Baer, in which CRI researchers Álvaro González, Sebastián Vargas and Jorge Zincker, Master Vintage student Marguerite Penot, and academics Edmundo Bordeu from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Claudia Mardones and Carola Vergara from Universidad de Concepción, were also co-authors.
“The results of this study, which was carried out as part of the Project PI-599/CII-001, definitely contributed to better characterization and knowledge of each clone and the massal selection studied under conditions in Cauquenes, which will enable better quality wines to be obtained, and therefore increase added value for the company,” noted Álvaro González, R&D manager at Viña Concha y Toro’s Center for Research and Innovation.
“I think that it is essential to disseminate these results and projections among the international scientific and technical community. It is essential not just to provide information on recent advances, but to validate our work in the international winemaking community, which in turn enables feedback to be provided to the CRI in order for the center to continue expanding its international collaboration networks,” said Dietrich von Baer, scientific director of the CRI and professor emeritus of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacology of Universidad de Concepción.