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Mitigating the effects of climate change on berry composition by canopy management

Primary and secondary metabolites are major components of grape composition and their balances define wine typicality. Global climate change is modifying vine physiology and especially the composition of grape berries at harvest, by decoupling phenolic and aromatic maturities (depending on secondary metabolites) from technical maturity (depending on primary metabolites). These modifications can be limited through […]

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Viticultural zoning of central chile based on bioclimatic indexes and the impact of climate warming

Climate is considered one of the main factors that determines the aptitude of a specific location for growing grapes and producing high quality wine, being in that sense one of the main elements defining the concept of terroir. Several bioclimatic indexes have been proposed that attempt to describe the climatic aptitude for high quality wine […]

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Adapting wine production to climate change through the exploration of the diversity of Vitis vinifera cultivars

Major factors involved in wine quality and typicity are soil type, climatic conditions, plant material (rootstock and cultivar), vineyard management practices and winemaking conditions. All these factors interact and growers optimize the output in terms of yield and quality by adapting plant material and management practices to environmental factors (soil and climate). Hence, plant material […]

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