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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Extension to the Saumurois-Touraine area of an Anjou-originated method for the characterisation of the viticultural terroirs. (Loire Valley, France)

Extension to the Saumurois-Touraine area of an Anjou-originated method for the characterisation of the viticultural terroirs. (Loire Valley, France)

Abstract

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En Anjou, une méthode de caractérisation des terroirs viticoles a été développée. Elle utilise un modèle de terrain basé sur la profondeur de sol et son degré d’argilisation. Le modèle concerne des terrains issus principalement de roches mères métamorphiques et éruptives du Massif Armoricain. Cet outil de caractérisation des terroirs viticoles nécessite d’être adapté lorsqu’il s’agit d’ensembles géologiques très différents, en particulier sur sols d’apport et de roches mères tendres et poreuses du Bassin Parisien. Une meilleure compréhension de la réserve hydrique des sols apparaît être un critère important de l’interaction entre le milieu et la plante. Afin de mener à bien cette expérimentation, un réseau de parcelles d’étude a été mis en place sur cinq appellations d’origine contrôlée de la moyenne Vallée de la Loire.

In Anjou, a method for the characterisation of the viticultural terroirs has been developed. It uses a terrain model based on the depth of the soil and its clay content. The model applies to soils derived from metamorphic and igneous bed-rocks belonging to the Armorican Range. This tool for terroir characterisation needs to be adapted to different geologic systems, in particular to soils resting on soft and porous sedimentary bed-rocks belonging to the Parisian Basin. A better understanding of the water supply regime seems to be an important criteria of the interaction between the environment and the vine. To achieve this goal, a multisite network was established on five Appellations of Controlled Origin (A.O.C.) in the Mid-Loire valley.

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Publication date: February 15, 2022

Issue: Terroir 2002

Type: Article

Authors

Nicolas BOTTOIS (1), Elisabeth BESNARD (2), Etienne GOULET (2), Dominique RIOUX (2), Sébastien CESBRON (2), Adélaïde PALLUAU (2), Gérard BARBEAU (1)

(1) Unit Vigne et Vin- Centre INRA d’Angers. 42 rue Georges Morel; BP 57; 49071 Beaucouz Cedex
(2) Cellule Terroirs Viticoles – Chambre R gionale d’ Agriculture des Pays de la Loire

Keywords

terroirs viticoles, méthode d’étude, extension
viticultural terroirs, studying method, extension

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IVES Conference Series | Terroir 2002

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