In this last ten years period, there has been many integrated and interdisciplinary studies to determine the aptitude of different zones to viticulture (Lulli et al., 1989 ; Costantini, 1992 ; Fregoni et al., 1992). The researches needed some différent knowledges about environment characteristics (soil, climate), ecology, vineyard management, vine genetic, winemaking and sensory analysis. The interaction of all these knowledge produced the assessment about the environmental vocation (Scienza et al., 1992). By means of this metodology, the “viticultural vocation” joined the word “zoning”, that is the territory parting for its ecopedological and geographical characteristics in relation to adaptative answer of winegrape (Morlat, 1989).
Authors: F. CAMPOSTRINl (1), E.A.C. COSTANTINI (2), F. MATTIVI (1) G. NICOLINI (1)
(1) Istituto Agrario S. Michele all’Adige (Trento-ltaly)
(2) Istituto Sperimentale per lo Studio e la Difesa del Suolo (Firenze-ltaly)