Method and device for monitoring the production of grapes with uv-vis-swnir spectroscopy

António César Silva Ferreira (Inventor), Victor Vieira Lopes (Inventor), Rui Costa Martins (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Wine production is one of the most important agro-industrial activities. The quality of the grapes produced in a given vineyard depends on how the vine adapts and responds to the climate and soil type. The management of this quality is a fundamental aspect of wine production. This invention describes a method for monitoring the production of grapes based on UV-VIS-SWNIR spectroscopy (ultraviolet/visible/short-wave near infrared), and how to obtain and process information on the physicochemical characteristics of the grape from these data. Based on this invention, the production manager has information to: determine the uniformity of a given grape in the vineyard; divide the vineyard into lots on the basis of the characteristics of the grape; monitor the development and maturation of the grape, detect areas of the vineyard with specific or anomalous features; follow the development of existing metabolite profiles in the grape.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2010131197
Priority date12/05/09
Filing date1/05/10
Publication statusRefused/Withdrawn - 6 Jun 2012


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