i-GRAPE aims at developing a new generation of analytical methods for stand-alone, on-the-field control of the grape maturation phase and vine hydric stress, based on highly integrated photonics components and modules.
Meet all partners involved in the i-GRAPE Project. All partners within this consortium have been developing technologies that are in some cases between photodiodes, interference filters, and optics for a variety of applications.
European wine producers need to become more competitive to face an increasingly concentrated modern distribution, enhancing the reputation of European wines and regaining market share both in the EU and outside.
The challenge to wine producers is to understand the fundamental motivation behind consumer choice and to produce wines of enhanced attractiveness while simultaneously developing and implementing sustainable production practices for both grape growing and wine making.
The wine industry has a clear need for excellent but simple, rapid and cost-effective techniques for objectively evaluating the maturation stage of grapes, the status of the vice, and in the end the quality of wines.
The implementation of great water management practices will contribute to mitigate climate change effects on modern viticulture.