In collaboration with other important players in the wine market, VSPT wine group took part in “Deciphering the Chilean Vineyard”. The event took place within the framework of National Wine Day and was driven by the Center of International Excellence at UC Davis Chile.
The aim of the event was unveil important advances in a new project of genetic vine clone identification for the most important grape varieties in the Chilean wine industry. These include Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir; varieties which comprise approximately 80% of national wine production.
In turn, Juan Cury, Agricultural and Supplies Manager at VSPT Wine Group, highlighted that: “We are proud to be part of the UC Davis Chile Center of Excellence, and in particular for this project which will be an amazing tool for Chilean viticulture. We are convinced that working as partners is the best way to achieve the critical mass necessary for quality research”.
During the event, a web platform with the Carmenère reference genome was made available for the scientific community as well as the national and international wine industry. The same platform will provide the genomes of all vitis vinifera vines studied by the project over the upcoming months.