The secret of VCR’s primacy lies in the never-ending search of new varieties, clones and crossings that can give better and better results for the growers. Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo have gone through all the major strands of the research in the grapevine nursery domain, such as: from micropropagation to green-grafting, health checks through Elisa test and PCR, from cloning with weak selective pressure to the characterization of the clones through the evaluation of fine parameters. A decisive contribution to the improvement of quality are offered by Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo also through the 350 microvinifications that are performed annually in the VCR Experimental Winery: they allow a constant check on the oenological potential of the different Italian and foreign clones that are the object of the multiplication; tasting sessions are also an opportunity for a fruitful dialogue between winemakers, growers and nurserymen in the interest of the entire wine industry.
Also in the domain of table grape varieties a particular effort has been made with the study and evaluation of new varieties, with seed and seedless, from Argentina, Moldova, Ukraine and Greece: some of these cultivars are nowadays widely used and appreciated in the more southern areas of the Italian peninsula and in the countries around the Mediterranean sea. In addition, in 2006 Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, as a financing partner, joined the project "Sequencing and Characterisation of the Grapevine Genome" of the Institute of Applied Genomics of Udine, believing it will be crucial to be able to benefit in the medium-to-long term the results of a research aimed at obtaining disease-resistant varieties through hybridization. The innovation and scientific experimentation are therefore the true engine for VCR’s growth, because they allow growers in all wine-growing areas of the world to improve the quality of their products through the use of VCR clones and grafted vines.
Experimental VCR microvinifications