Here is the Moscato di Scanzo DNA, Pearl dry della bergamasca

by Friday, February 15, 2013


Translate the Moscato di Scanzo magic in a DNA sequence. Is the challenge, won, of Consortium of the Moscato di Scanzo DOCG and of the CIRIVEInterdepartmental Centre for innovation research in viticulture and enology at the University of Milan. The result? Is the number 23. There are many clonal lines that intersect to give life to one of the greatest Italian wines. The project, born in recent years under a financing of MIPAF – Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali called "Exploitation of the main Italian vines and their "terroir”, intends to achieve, in the coming years, the approval and registration of clones of interest and complementary national register of vine variety, to establish vineyards capable of expressing the highest production and quality. “Two are our main goals – explains the President of the consortium of the Moscato di Scanzo DOCG Angelica Cuni – . On the one hand, preserve the history and the distinctive imprint of our millennial wine: It is likely that the black grape varieties were in the area already at the end of the 14th century. On the other hand protect it and make it grow even as, through careful clonal selection. We are very proud to be the pioneers and forerunners of this project, that is carrying nationally to the mapping and sequencing of other 50 Italian vines, that will be presented in a special meeting during Vinitaly 2013 ".

But the Moscato di Scanzo is accustomed to firsts: DOCG smaller of Italy, in ' 700 seems to be the most expensive in the world, "home" on the plates of Tsar and real, including the Court of England.

This and more will be discussed during the Conference in the programme 20 February that will deepen the research project, with a preview presentation of the results and you will retrace the history of this sweet. To open the jobs prof. Osvaldo Failla, the Department of agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the Università degli Studi di Milano, Scientific Coordinator of the project. To follow, the prof. Chris Palmieri, discuss Strategies and progress, While the prof. Pier Attilio White will focus on Health aspects: new challenges and new technologies. Followed by a section on clonal lines under selection, with two different interventions. THE dr. Sara Chandler and Simone Flowers will present The composition and maturity profiles and the dr.ssa Mara Rossoni Aromatic profiles. THE 23 the clones have been analysed in relation to the compositional aspects of the berries (weight of berries, the skins, number of seeds, profile of technological maturity and phenolic maturity) and, for 7 of these, representative of the variability of ripening profiles, the berries were also analyzed with respect to the aromatic profile of grapes. The evening will close with a discussion on Historical notes the origin of the Moscato di Scanzo byIng. Walter Polese.

The appointment – sponsored by the Municipality of Scanzorosciate – is for Wednesday 20 February at 20 at the Council Hall of the municipality.

For information:

Consorzio di Tutela Moscato di Scanzo DOCG

via Abadia, 33/to 24020 Scanzorosciate (BG)

Tel. +39 035 6591545

Fax +39 035 3055840




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