Production strategy for entry level wines

A winemaker in the French Gironde region called upon Vivelys to enhance its entry level wines and ensure that its production in this segment was truly specialised. Having previously been obtained by downgrading wines from higher categories during the final blending at the end of the ageing process, the entire set of wines in the range required recreation. 

Key points
Sharing of know-how to achieve complete autonomy after the project following specific work on parcels and tanks
“My new tank ageing expertise enables me to reduce the aggressiveness of my wines while retaining their aromatic freshness.”
Assistance during the transition from a reactive production method to a pro-active method.
“I measure the success of each tank and am able to explain the results; we are no longer powerless”.
Results
Definition of wine profile
objectives for the range
Tailored organisation
of production through harvest planning
Specialisation of production
through specific and tailored procedures
More aromatic wines
that match the original objective

Our solutions

Siryel®

  • Siryel® consists of a pen equipped with a camera that saves tasting notes .
  • This data is transcribed by an online software program in the form of sets, mapping, sensory profiles with descriptors, significance indices, etc.
  • Siryel® makes it possible to track wine profiles and consistency, panel performance, etc.

Dyostem

Physiological monitoring of grape ripening and predictive determination of the grape profile.

Dyostem® enables growers to sort the grapes into different homogenous categories according to their potential, ripeness and ability to produce a specific wine profile. It offers an exclusive way to measure grape potential in each parcel, given the vintage conditions. It can also be used to define the optimum harvest date depending on the targeted wine profile.

Based on the grape-profile concept, Dyostem® relies on physiological markers of vine behaviour : sugar loading and changes in the colour of the fruit.

Sugar loading is an indicator of how the plant is faring during ripening. It is directly related to its photosynthetic activity, the balance and the physiological condition of the vine. In contrast, the changing colour of the fruit is used for white grape varieties. This is a marker of the microclimate of the fruit, which has a major impact on the aromatic typicality of the final wine.

This specific monitoring of the fruit ripening process provides information on how the vine behaves in its terroir and in response to vintage conditions. It is used to inform decisions on harvest.

Production strategy

We assist growers in determining their production strategy and implementing it in a sustainable manner . Our methods and tools allow growers to gain a better understanding of technical and economic challenges , and to define the most appropriate production strategies.

The expertise and tools offered by Vivelys help address the issues faced by producers in terms of quality, volume and cost. The formalisation of the knowledge acquired and its integration into vineyard and cellar management tools guarantee that performance can be maintained for future vintages.

The implementation of a production strategy tailored to entry level wines enhances competitiveness on a segment that is often strategic in terms of volumes, yet fiercely competitive.