‘LONGVERDEJO’ is an R&D project whose main objective is to increase longevity and
the aging capacity of white wines of the Verdejo variety, through the
development of different novel strategies including yeast selection
autochthonous and the implementation of new environmentally friendly viticulture techniques
ambient. Among these techniques, new fertilization methods will be used for the
vineyard and plant management, as well as new methods for phytosanitary control
ecological in nature.
Bodega Cuatro Rayas leads this project in which it also participates, as an entity
subcontracted, the Research Institute of Vine and Wine (IIVV) of the University of
This initiative has a global budget of € 599,006.36 and is co-financed by the
CDTI with ERDF funds from the European Union through the pluriregional Operational Program
of Smart Growth 2014-2020. LONGVERDEJO has an expected duration of 36 months, between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2022.
Call: Individual R&D project (CDTI).
Project title: “Study of the longevity of the Verdejo variety in the
DO Rueda through soil management, vineyard management and
Objective: Increase the longevity and aging capacity of the
white wines of the vedejo variety, through the development of different
novel strategies that include the selection of indigenous yeasts and the
implementation of new environmentally friendly viticulture techniques
ambient. Among these techniques, new methods of
fertilization for the management of the vineyard and the plant, in addition to new
ecological phytosanitary control methods.
Place of performance: DO Rueda.
Beneficiary: BODEGA CUATRO RAYAS, Cooperative Society
Research center: University of León, through the Institute of
Investigation of Vine and Wine (IIVV).
Budget: € 599,006.38
FEDER Funding: € 509,155.42
Percentage of co-financing: 85%
Start date: 09/01/2019
End date: 08/31/2022