Research on clonal material presented to the Oakville Association in the United States

The latest version of the “The Cabernet Symposium” was held between June 20 and 23. The activity is carried out every two years by the Oakville Winegrowers Association, in Napa Valley, California, along with special guests that join the discussions between specialists in the production of Cabernet Sauvignon in the world.

Gerard Casaubon, Director of Concha y Toro’s Center for Research and Innovation (CRI), presented research on clonal material of Cabernet Sauvignon that is taking place at the Center to a group of experts and producers of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the United States and guests from around the world.

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During the symposium, there were blocks of presentations on specific origins invited by the organization. One was “The Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon”, which included the presentation of the CRI. “The Chilean presentation was highly regarded and received very positive feedback from the attendees. The connections that take place at this symposium are very open, very transparent, in terms of problems, difficulties and experiences. It is very rewarding, because it allows establishing a close relationship with the owners and technical directors of the companies. Attendees appreciated that as a Center for Research and Innovation we gave a very ‘hard’ presentation in terms of analytical results, which gave rise to more specific and technical discussions on the subject of clonal material,” explains Gerard Casaubon.

The Oakville Winegrowers Association is a group of grape growers and wine producers from Napa Valley, United States, which since 2010 organizes a symposium to share and exchange experiences and practices about viticulture and winemaking, creating a community around these topics.