Cantele launches new project with Italy’s National Research Council

This Sunday, May 27, on the occasion of Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars), Italy’s national winery weekend (when thousands of wineries open their doors to wine lovers across the country), Cantele will be presenting a new partnership with Italy’s esteemed National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche).

Dubbed NEWine, the project aims to study yeast strains and develop winemaking protocols that will help winemakers across Puglia to create higher quality wine.

The Cantele family has made their iSensi Test Kitchen and Tasting Laboratory (above) available to the council’s researchers as their home base in Puglia.

The idea behind the project is to identify and develop strains of yeast that reflect the indigenous yeast colonies already present in Puglia while also improving winemaking. The research group appointed by the council will also develop protocols to help winemakers inoculate their wines with less risk of unwanted aromas and flavors.

The results of the project will be made available for all Pugliese winemakers.

It’s just another way that the Cantele family is working to help the Puglia wine industry across the board.

The research group will be presenting the project this Sunday at 10 a.m. as the winery kicks off a day of Cantine Aperte.

Click here for the event details on Facebook.

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