During our first year at the University, the first time we heard the word microbiome, it seemed that someone from another galaxy had created it and it referred to a futuristic phenomenon, a science fiction movie that didn’t have anything to do with us, and in any case we found him useful.
If someone had told us that he would be able to analyze the vineyard soils microbiome, identify his DNA using advanced sequencing methods, interpret it in a concise and visual way, as well as define the potentiality of a vineyard, the production and the precise elaboration of the wines, we would not have believed him.
But the reality is different. We’re not talking about a Ridley Scott movie or the latest star-studded entanglements of a couple of famous actors who fall in love during a battle. We are passionate about the microbiome that lives in the soils and that we can’t see, the microorganisms that contribute qualities to the plants and develop the great concept of terroir.
Just as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote in the book Little Prince’s thought “the essential is invisible to the eyes”, in Biome Makers we want you to discover the essential part of the soils: the microbiome.
The microbiome of the terroir is in symbiosis with the roots and it produces chemical products to protect the fermentative community that reaches the grape impacting on its flavor, aging and other characteristics of the wine.
Our role is to know and to understand the behavior of microbial communities in the different production processes in order to make this information accessible so that producers can anticipate and make the right decisions.
How do we analyze the microbiome of vineyard soils?
We develop a unique sequencing process that begins with sampling in the vineyard where you will discover WineSeq®, a technology patented by Biome Makers that will provide us with a comprehensive soil analysis, terroir characterization and the definition of the microbiome.
Our objective is to promote a precision enology, as well as to promote sustainable viticulture by identifying, evaluating and comparing all microorganisms that inhabit soil, grapes and wines.
Can you imagine knowing the Biomap of your vineyards and tell your customers as a differential factor of your production process?
We invite you to be part of a unique project worldwide on the microbiome of vineyard soils. May the force of the microbiome be with you!