Martín Códax winery pledges its firm commitment to development and investigation managing different projects in Pé Redondo, our experimental vineyard. With them we try to go into the knowledge of albariño grape and to improve the quality of our products.
Inntergaleno, one of the most important projects for Galician viticulture and winemaking in recent years, has been financed with over 3 million Euros, of which 1.6 million has been contributed by the Center for Technological Development and Industrial (CDTI) attached to the Ministry of Finances and Competitiveness.
The initiative started at the Wine Technology Platform with the participation of a consortium of companies created in 2012 in which were grouped up to six wineries of four Galician appellations of origin.
The project has focused on giving value to local Galician varieties, crafting new types of wine that reflect and express the potential of grapes such as castañal, caiños red and white, albariño, loureiro, treixadura, mencía or merenzao.
It has been taken into consideration varieties such as the location, soil or the best way to cultivate them in order to achieve authentic and differentiated wines. The study has also focused on optimizing the production processes to carry out an environmental-friendly viticulture, in addition to saving costs during the wine making process.
Another branch of the Inntergaleno project has focused on designing an advanced mathematical program to predict the most common diseases of the Galician vineyard, especially powdery mildew, mildew and botrytis.
Viñas Atlánticas: Project promoted by the Pontevedra Provincial Council
Bodegas Martin Códax and two other wineries in Salnés’ Valley take part in it. The project involves establishing a sensor net in Salnés’ region to get metorology details which let us know the state of diseases.
This information will be useful as a tool to reduce the use of treatments and chemical products in winemaking.
The main aim is to create an environmental management system which contributes to the sustainable development in viticulture activity thorough the following strategies:
- Biodiversity protection
- Reduction of carbon emissions
- Sustainable working
Study of the behavior of vinyards facing the climate change, checking different aspects
- Use of different trellis systems.
- Use of different root stocks.
- Different strategies using water to reduce the climate change.
- Different strategies of cultivation, channeled to the manage of the vineyard
Study of aromatic precursors and composition of albariño depending on the vineyard location, in order to divide vineyards in Salnés valley, D.O. Rías Baixas
Politecnics University of Madrid, Vigo´s University an Bioligic mission of Galicia collaborate in this project.
Establishment of an essay of the behavior of albariño with ten different grafting carriers
This investigation try to know how albariño responds to grafting carriers of medium vigor what let us study how this new techniques influence in cultivation cycles, in the production and in quality. This investigation is in collaboration with the Politecnic University of Madrid.