Monthly Archives: March 2021

Sensory profiles of Shiraz wine from six Barossa sub-regions: a comparison between industry scale and standardised small lot research wine making

Aims: The Barossa wine region in South Australia comprises six sub-regions and is renowned for its Shiraz wines. However, there is no comprehensive documentation of the distinctive sensory characteristics of wines from these sub-regions. Methods and Results: Shiraz wines from the six Barossa sub-regions (Central Grounds, Eastern Edge, Northern Grounds, Southern Grounds, Western Ridge and Eden Valley) […]

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Canopy microclimate vineyard variability in vineyards of the Lodi region of California, USA

Aim: The aim of this project was to evaluate the microclimatic effects on objective measures of fruit quality within different vigour classes of multiple vineyards and to compare the results across the Lodi region of California, USA. Methods and Results: In May 2019, small temperature sensors were installed in the fruit zones of 10 vineyards in the […]

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Variability of Tempranillo phenology within the toro do (Spain) and its relationship to climatic characteristics

Aims: The objective of this research was to analyse the spatial and temporal variability of vine phenology of the Tempranillo variety in the Toro Designation of Origen (DO) related to climatic conditions at present and under future climate change scenarios. Methods and Results: Seven plots planted with Tempranillo, distributed throughout the DO, and located at elevations between […]

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Unravelling regional typicality of Australian premium Shiraz through an untargeted metabolomics approach

Aims: The current study seeks to demonstrate that premium Shiraz wines from different Australian geographic indications (GI) can be distinguished by their volatile compound composition.  Method and Results: Barossa, McLaren Vale, Hunter Valley, Canberra District, Heathcote and Yarra Valley were selected to represent a range of climatic conditions. In each region, three to four wines were chosen […]

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A vine physiology-based terroir study in the AOC-Lavaux region in Switzerland

OENO One – Special issue Understanding how different pedoclimatic conditions interact with vine and berry physiology, and subsequently impact wine quality, is paramount for an good valorization of viticultural terroirs and can help to optimize mitigation strategies in the face of global warming.The aim of the present study was to establish terroir zones in a […]

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Geological, mineralogical and geochemical influences on the cultivation of vines

Aims: The aims of this study are to determine the influences of the local geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of surroundings, substrate and soil on the cultivation of vines, these as an additional factor of specificity and locality in the production of wine and definition of terroir, as well as for the discrimination of local variance of […]

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Terroir valorization strategies in a reformed denomination area: the Prosecco case study

Aims: This work summarizes some of the upmost recent studies and valorization strategies concerning the Prosecco wine production area. After the geographical denomination Prosecco (DO) was strongly reformed in 2009, the newborn DOCG (controlled and guaranteed DO) and DOC (controlled DO) areas have required different and specific strategies to promote and protect the value of their production. […]

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Viticulture and climate: from global to local

Aims: This review aims to (1) present the multiple interests of studying and depicting and climate spatial variability for vitivinicultural terroirs study; (2) explain the factors that affect climate spatial variability according to the spatial scale considered and (3) provide guidelines for climate zoning considering challenges linked to each methodology considered. Methods and Results: Scientific contributions of […]

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Regional discrimination of shiraz using targeted and non-targeted analytical approaches

Aims: Shiraz is the most widely cultivated grape variety in Australia, and is grown under a range of viticultural and climatic conditions. Given its importance to the Australian wine sector, a number of studies have been conducted in recent years which involved a comprehensive assessment of grape composition, in order to objectively predict wine quality and […]

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ENOFORUM WEB CONFERENCE: 5500 participants from 70 countries

Final press release, February 25, 2021 Bringing science and world wine production into an interactive dialogue was the ambitious goal of the virtual congress organized by Vinidea. The results were exceptional: over 5500 participants, including oenologists, agronomists, producers, researchers and suppliers. A participation that far exceeds that of any other congress in the sector in the world, […]

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