During 20 years of Research and Development in Viticulture and Enology, Dominique Delteil has led more than 3000 pilot vinifications in the experimental winery of the ICV. He led these works in connection with both the Biotechnology group and the Scientific group of the ICV to gather practical research needs of the wineries and produce the following works, publications and training:
Sensory Analysis
Evaluation of Grape Ripeness
  • Analytical criteria to define the phenolic and technical ripeness.
  • Development of a methodology of sensory analysis of grape berries. Dominique Delteil has used this methodology for more than 10 years in R&D and international coaching to evaluate the aromatic, phenolic and cellular ripeness of the berries.
Evaluation of Enological Potential of Grape Varieties
  • Study of ripeness levels and winemaking methods for Syrah, Grenache Noir, Sauvignon, Chardonnay. Determination of segmentation criteria on vines and wines to respond to different market objectives.
  • Study of enological potential of varieties Marselan, Petit Verdot and Pinot Noir in Mediterranean climatic conditions.