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Vins del Mar – Study of underwater wines

The Institut Català del Suro will carry out a pioneering project to study the evolution of underwater wine with the Hotel Cala Jóncols

The study will be carried out in different phases

In this first phase, different chemical parameters of the wine will be analysed, such as, for example, its acidity, pH or stability. The corks will also be analyzed to see their influence on the evolution of the wine, and the environmental conditions with which the bottles are under sea water and will be compared with wine that has aged in a cellar. Sensors have been placed in the bottles and will be periodically evaluated to see the oxygen entry of the cork into the wine and to see if the pressure conditions affect the oxygen entry.

The project was presented today in an event at the headquarters of the Fishermen's Guild of Roses, which was attended by the owners of theHotel Cala Jóncols from Roses, Juanma and Michael Gómez; the director of the Catalan Institute of Cork, Albert Hereu; Doctor Patricia Jové, Head of the R+D+i Department of the Institut Català del Suro; the president of the Roses Fishermen's Guild Antoni Abad, and the project's advisors: Didier Soto, owner of the Mas Estela winery in Selva de Mar and expert in biodynamic cultivation; i Josep Lluís Vilarasau, teacher of the Diploma of Sommelier specialization at the UdG, and restaurant and bar teacher at the Girona School of Hospitality and Tourism.

The director of the Institut Català del Suro, Albert Hereu, emphasized "that this is an exceptional project, which has not been done until now, and with which we hope to understand many things"