Tradition and technology go hand in hand in the production of European Garnacha/Grenache wines

If something characterizes the wineries that produce European Garnacha/Grenache wines and belong to the “European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wine” program, it’s the great tradition of their vineyards and their artisan production processes. But also how avant-garde their facilities are as well as their winemaking processes. State-of-the-art technology, which allows, in many cases, to optimize and improve production capacity while ensuring respect for the environment.

Tradition and technology go hand in hand in this enclave with a winemaking tradition that dates to the 12th century.

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State-of-the-art facilities

Producers of this European Program “European Garnacha/Grenache Quality Wine” inaugurate facilities with great functionality and state-of-the-art technology.

The commitment of these producers to have sustainable production covers the entire wine aging cycle, from the planting of the vines to bottling. A long and complex process that in recent years has made it possible to reduce polluting emissions thanks to the use of increasingly efficient technology and the increase of renewable resources towards a circular economy. In fact, there is a greater reduction of greenhouse gases and inorganic fertilizers as measures aimed to help the sustainability of the planet.

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Artificial intelligence

Producers in this European program “European Garnacha/Grenache Quality wine” rely on artificial intelligence solutions to measure soil, leaf, and vine humidity. In some cases, they install a network of sensors and a data collection station that measures the most important parameters for vine cultivation, air, temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind direction and speed or rainfall.

Automation solutions

There are solutions that allow automating processes and tasks such as irrigation or fertilization. Sometimes they use drones to take photos to collect data more accurately and make plot-specific decisions, which increases vineyard efficiency. However, in all cases, an orderly, sustainable, and rational viticulture will always be maintained, where common sense prevails over quantity and where the plant is allowed to follow its own rhythms.

Photovoltaic panels

This is a self-consumption system that reduces energy consumption in the vineyards. In fact, thanks to the installation of solar panels, we can produce up to 100% of the electricity needed. They are placed 4.5 meters above the ground and cast shade on the vineyard. This generates a microclimate capable of delaying grape ripening and thus slowing down the effects of climate change.

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