Integrated technology platform supporting the quality and safety of typical wines of Piedmont – Italy

The project investigates some of the factors that may affect the quality and safety of DOC and DOCG wines based on Nebbiolo grapes (i.e Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Gattinara, etc.), by characterizing the areas of production, the crop and the final product, through an integrated approach that involves the use of innovative technologies, such as genomics and proteomics. In details, the proposed experiments will allow to identify the relationships between 1) the virus infection in vines and the grape and wine quality of Nebbiolo; 2) the different environments (slope, soil and climate) and the vine growth, yield and wine quality of Nebbiolo, 3) the sanitary status of clonal vines, the different cultivation environments and the grape and wine protein fingerprintings, with special reference to identification of typicality markers in grape and of allergenic proteins in wine; 4) the soil arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal composition and the clonal vine performances in different cultivation environments; 5) the sanitary status of vines and the quality of grapes and wines in terms of their protein fingerprintings and soil fungal AM composition in the vineyards.


Research activity

  • Grapevine and its intracellular pathogens