Monthly Archives: August 2020

Legal protection of the vitivinicultural terroirs in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

This study analyses the actual situation regarding the legal protection of the vitivinicultural terroirs in Yamanashi Prefecture, the centre of Japanese wine industry with more than 150 years of wine-making tradition. Wines produced with grapes harvested in Yamanashi are identified by its sub-region, village and parcel. Such practice of geographical identification allows the development of […]

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The Pampa and the vineyard: gaucho´s natural and symbolic aspects in the identity´s constitution of “Vinhos da Campanha”’s terroir – RS/Brasil

The wine region of “Vinhos da Campanha” is located in southern Brazil, on the Uruguay borderline. The colonization’s process in the region was characterized by territorial disputes between Portuguese and Spanish people during the nineteenth century. From this miscegenation, ethnic influenced by Castilian, Portuguese and local Indians, is constituted a new social type, called “gaucho”. […]

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Kimmeridgian age in Chablis: a geological argument for the social building of a terroir

Situated at the beginning of the 20th century on the territory of the Chablis municipality, delimited according to specialists of the time to plots of “kimmeridgian” origin, the vineyard producing Chablis wines has considerably extended as a result of challenges and internal conflicts. The reference to the Kimmeridgian age progressively lost its sense to finally […]

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Historical reconquest of hillslopes by the “Vins des Abymes” after the collapse of Mont Granier in 1248 (Savoie, France)

The vineyards extending between the hillslopes of ‘Apremont’ and ‘Les Marches’ that dominate the valley of Chambéry (Savoie, French Alps) define the terroir of the ‘Vins des Abymes’. The particularity of this terroir is directly related to the chaotic morphology of the hillslopes formed by one of the largest landslides ever to occur in the […]

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Towards a spatial analysis of antique viticultural areas: the case study of Amos (Turkey) and some other places

Interpretation of ancient texts, such as the Amos epigraphic farming leases, questions both locations and spatial extents of the viticultural area, as well as soils, landscapes, cropping methods and the quality of grapes in the antique Greece. These issues may be partially answered undertaking spatial analysis of soils and landscape of the present day through […]

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Ancient and recent construction of Terroirs

The local wine as an area identified and recognized is a complex socio-historical reality that calls an effort of observation and theoretical reflection using various social sciences that address training and development of human activities rooted in the territories.The notion of terroir now holds both the front stage of the scientific debates hat agitate professional […]

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From the “climats de Bourgogne” to the terroir in bottles

From a chemical composition point of view, wine is the result of complex interplays between environmental, genetic and human factors. The notion of terroir in viticulture involves the vine and its environment, including phenology, geography, geology, pedology and local climate of a vineyard, along with human inputs. On that basis, it could be assumed that, […]

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Polyphenol content examination of Tokaji Aszú wines

 There are two important conditions which determine the nascency of particular Tokaj wines comulatively:  distinctive savour and fragance called the „aszú” taste and caused by Botritis c.  Tokaj nature which come from the barrel and other special aging methods  We must state that two conditions above are only prevalent in the case when the processed […]

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Aroma profile of Tempranillo tropical red wines from different seasons in the São Francisco valley, northeast of Brazil

Aromatic characteristics of wines are strongly influenced by agronomical and enological factors, depending of the climate, cultivar and winemaking process. Tropical wines are a new concept of vitiviniculture that is being developped in the Northeast of Brazil since the 80’s, located between 8-9º latitude of the South Hemisphere, where the second most important cultivar used […]

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