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Bodegas Riojanas invests to guarantee quality of its wines

Published:  28 May, 2013

Bodegas Riojanas is to invest €90,750 to obtain a "sensory fingerprint" for its wines.

Bodegas Riojanas is to invest €90,750 to obtain a "sensory fingerprint" for its wines.

The University of La Rioja is developing the research project with Bodegas Riojanas in an attempt to "guarantee the quality of its premium wines".

Researchers from the Technology and Analytic Process Control group at the University of La Rioja are to conduct a three year research project with the wines from Bodegas Riojanas, which include Monte Real and Viña Albina- to obtain a 'sensory fingerprint' and attempt to prevent cork taint or Brett character affecting wines.

The project is entitled 'New control techniques to obtain aged wines without allergens. Development of a system for detecting haloanisoles and volatile phenols at the winery, based on Ion Mobility Spectrometry detection.' Bodegas Riojanas will be funding the research to the tune of EUR90,750 and purchasing two IMS (Ion Mobility Spectrometry) machines. Once the analysis methods have been validated, they will be transferred to Bodegas Riojanas where the winery's laboratory staff will be trained in their use.

Bodegas Riojanas signed an agreement with the University of de La Rioja in 2005 to establish institutional relations that would lead to joint scientific, technical and academic projects. Amongst other activities, this same research group was responsible for the project entitled 'Development of calibrations to control fermentation and monitor the wine ageing process.'