Innovation Projects


    Strategies to enhance the genetic resistance of Cariñena grapewines to powdery mildew

    The first Cariñena grape clonal selection (Spain) using genomic and traditional clonal tools, as an alternative to genetic engineering and new hybrid varieties development.

    Strategies to enhance the genetic resistance of Cariñena grape-wines to powdery mildew.

    Cooperation Project description:
    Grape variety is essential to the identity of wines. It is a strategic business tool for the wine industry. Production based on native Cariñena or Mazuela grape varieties that yield less oxidation, 13.5 ° alcoholic-grade, an intense color and very high acidity (7.2 g/l) is declining due to their poor crop performance despite the fact is appreciated by consumers.
    With the increasing financial and environmental costs of chemical application and the emergence of fungicide-resistant strains, the introduction of natural genetic resistance against these pathogens is a high priority for viticultural industries worldwide. This project utilizes a number of different approaches to increase the basis of resistance to these important major fungal pathogens and to identify potential new sources of genetic resistance in order to produce high quality wines enological and tolerant to powdery mildew.

    The project is at an early stage. Grant decision dated at 03/07/2015.

    Co-funded project