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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Ripening of Mencía grape cultivar in different edaphoclimatic situations (D.O. Ribeira Sacra, Spain)

Ripening of Mencía grape cultivar in different edaphoclimatic situations (D.O. Ribeira Sacra, Spain)

Abstract

Ribeira Sacra is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (D.O.) for wines, located in Galicia, NW Spain. The vineyards are planted on the valleys of the rivers Miño and Sil. The area is divided into five sub-zones with different edaphoclimatic characteristics: Chantada, Amandi Ribeiras do Miño, Ribeiras do Sil-Ourense and Quiroga-Bibei.
The wines from D.O. Ribeira Sacra are typically young red wines produced with Mencía grape variety. During eight years (2002-2009) we have analyzed the chemical parameters that determine the quality of the grape during the ripening process of Mencía grape in the different subzones. The results showed the influence of terroir on the Mencía grapes composition.

 

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Publication date: December 3, 2021

Issue: Terroir 2010

Type: Article

Authors

I. Rodríguez (1), J. Queijeiro (1), Soto B. (2), A. Masa (3), M. Vilanova (3)

(1) Sciences Department, Vigo University, As Lagos s/n 32004, Ourense (Spain)
(2) Denomination of Origin Ribeira Sacra, Monforte de Lemos, Ourense (Spain)
(3) Misión Biológica de Galicia-CSIC, PO BOX 28, Pontevedra (Spain)

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ripening, mencía, Ribeira Sacra, Spain

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