HARVEST AND VINIFICATION MANAGEMENT DURING HEAT WAVES
Lucile BLATEYRON, ICV, R&D Department, Jacques ROUSSEAU, ICV, Vine & Wine Department
The summer 2003 heat wave had significant consequences both on the characteristics of the grapes to be vinified, and more generally, on the operation of wineries. In this paper, we summarize the main consequences heat waves can have on grapes and vinifications without attempting to present an exhaustive review. This work essentially refers to those “premature” regions, where an important part of the harvest had to be vinified under heat wave conditions in 2003.
Published on 22/06/2004
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