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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Determination of secondary metabolites as quality and typicalness tracers in autochthonous vitis vinifera grapes and wines from Ischia isle

Determination of secondary metabolites as quality and typicalness tracers in autochthonous vitis vinifera grapes and wines from Ischia isle


Publication date: December 3, 2021

Issue: Terroir 2010

Type: Article


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