Rare Earth Elements (REEs) include 15 lanthanides, yttrium and scandium. Their occurrence in soil and plants seems to be closely tied to the geological composition of the underlying mother rock, to the physical and chemical properties of the soil and to the specific ability of the plant to take up and accumulate these microelements.
From a fertility standpoint, the vine has to extract from the soil mineral substances necessary for its existence. However, the amount of certain available nutrients does not always correspond to a proportional increase in quality.
Ten years soil diagnosis in vineyards, with particularly analysis of organic and microbial mass and measuring their evolution
Since 1996, we study the soil in viticulture, specially in the South of France. In the field, we delimit soil units and observe soil profiles and take samples to analyse its physical, mineral, organic and microbial mass composition
The project “Terroir Hesse” works out the main type and characteristics of soil-based terroirs and the resulting wine styles for the hessian wine-growing regions Rheingau and Hessian Bergstrasse.
Vineyard soil mapping to optimise wine quality: from ‘terroir’ characterisation to vineyard management
In this study, a soil mapping methodology at subplot level (scale 1:5000) for vineyard soils was developed. The aim of this mapping method was to establish mapping units, which could be used as basic units for ‘terroir’ characterisation and vineyard management (precision viticulture).
Vineyard soils characterization and its influence on the grape quality of cv. Carmenère in the Maipo Valley, Chile
Produced since 1998, the De Martino Single Vineyard Carmenère is the first Carmenère Icon wine of Chile. The grapes are coming form a plot of 11 ha in Isla de Maipo, where the technicians of the winery have developed knowledge of their work, resulting in 3 levels of quality of the grapes.
Influence of soil type and changes in soil solution chemistry on vine growth parameters and grape and wine quality in a central coast California vineyard
The objective of this study was to determine the influence of four soils with contrasting chemical and physical properties on vine growth parameters and wine chemistry in a Paso Robles, California Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard
Soil survey and continuous classification for terroir delineation in the “Colli Orientali del Friuli” wine production area
The combination of a non-parametric dissimilarity index with auger boring recordings was tested in a project of soil suitability evaluation for quality wine production in a 2000-ha hill slope portion of the “Colli Orientali del Friuli” AOC district (Italy).
High resolution soil maps (scale : 1/3000) were created for seven of the most prestigious red wine producing estates in Bordeaux, covering in total approximately 400 ha.
Long-term use of copper fungicides causes increased accumulation of total copper in the surface layer of vineyard soils. Many of authors has researched the anthropogenic influx of copper in such soils, which can result in environmental risks.
Effect of soil type on Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet-Sauvignon wine style at different localities in South Africa
The wine producing regions of South Africa are characterized by climatic diversity. The Coastal Region has a Mediterranean climate, with a mean annual rainfall of c.
A multi-element pedo-geochemical survey was carried out in Vrbničko polje vineyards on the Krk Island, Croatia. This Mediterranean winegrowing site is famous by Žlahtina wine production.
The influence of tertiary and quaternary deposits on the viticultural potential of the terroirs to be found in Geneva, Switzerland
The 1365 ha of the Genevese vineyard are located at the south-western corner of the Swiss plateau, between 395m and 505 m altitude.
Castilla-La Mancha is the biggest vineyard in the world. Once similar soils have been identified in Castilla-La Mancha (soil
One of the intrinsic parts of a vineyard “terroir” is soil type and one of the characteristics of the soil is it’s colour. This can differ widely from bright white, as for some calcareous soils, to red, as in “terra rossa” soils, or black, as in slate soils.