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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 The« Sigales’ method »

The« Sigales’ method »


Le comportement de la vigne est étroitement lié aux propriétés hydriques des sols surtout dans leurs parties profondes. Cette importance majeure des variables les moins accessibles à l’observation rend difficile la réalisation de cartes de sols pertinentes.
Connaissance et expérience du vigneron sont extrêmement riches d’informations.
C’est pourquoi il est placé au cœur de la réflexion, de façon à ce que les compétences scientifiques et techniques des experts et les observations pratiques des hommes de terrain s’enrichissent mutuellement.
Cette « méthode » est basée sur un système de réunions, de formation, qui permet une validation systématique en salle et sur le terrain des hypothèses de spatialisation cartographique.
Ainsi, avec des moyens raisonnables, deux buts sont atteints : la création de documents cartographiques validés et adaptés et la formation des vignerons, acteurs principaux de la filière viticole.

The behaviour of the grape plant is directly related to the availability of water in the deep and very deep ground layers. This major influence of the less accessible variables makes creation of relevant soil maps difficult.
The knowledge and the experience of the wine grower are the keys to gather meaningful information.
In the « Sigales’method » we try first to give sense to the observations of the wine growers and of their technical team by collective work. Then we draw more accurate maps that ve validate outside with them.
With affordable efforts we achieve two goals : validated and accepted maps and educated wine growers.


Publication date: February 15, 2022

Issue:  Terroir 2002

Type: Article


Isabelle LETESSIER and Cédric.FERMOND

SIGALES Etudes de Sols et de Terroirs – 453 route de Chamrousse 38410 • St Martin d’Uriage (Fr)

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terroirs viticoles, pédagogie, cartographie, étude des sols
“viticultural terroirs”, pedagogy, cartography


IVES Conference Series | Terroir 2002


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