Analysis of wines and vine sites in the world (2014/2015)

Course code
4S001017
Credits
6
Coordinator
Maurizio Boselli
Academic sector
AGR/03 - ARBORICULTURE AND FRUITCULTURE AGR/15 - FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Teoria 1 3 I sem. Maurizio Boselli
Teoria 2 3 II sem. Mariano Francesconi

Lesson timetable

II sem.
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
Teoria 2 Wednesday 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall B (Lebrecht) from Apr 1, 2015  to Jun 10, 2015
I sem.
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
Teoria 1 Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall B (Lebrecht) from Nov 3, 2014  to Jan 30, 2015

Learning outcomes

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Module: Environmental analysis (3 CFU). The course introduces the study of the relationship between genotype and environment in viticulture. Studies and classifies the elements of terroir as defined in viticulture for a correct interpretation of the concept in relation to the prospects of producing wines of excellence in Italian and in the world.

Syllabus

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Module: Environmental analysis (3 CFU). Program of Study: Wine grape or territory? The origin and the discovery of the territories. The reasons for the typical unplayable. Rating terroir and the choice of areas. The approaches to the notion of terroir. The explanatory factors of the link between terroir and wine. The knowledge of the climate and its relationship with the ecophysiology of the vine: macroclimate, mesoclimate and microclimate variability intra-annual and inter-annual and cyclical trends. Knowledge of soil and its relations with the ecophysiology of the vine: soil and water balance potential. Influence of terroir on grape ripening. Maturation level in phenolic compounds and aromas of red grapes. Ageing and aromas of white grapes. Identification of the relevant units of terroir and homogeneous and implementation of a set of reference parcels. Characterization and mapping of the basic territorial unit. Zoning and methods for its implementation.
Course materials: lecture notes provided by the teacher at the beginning of the course.
Reference books:
- Fregoni M., D. Schuster, A. Paoletti, 2003. Terroir Viticulture Zoning. International treaty. Phytoline Publisher.
- Vaudour E., 2003. The terroir. Definitions, characterization and protection. Edagricole, Bologna.

Assessment methods and criteria

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Module: Environmental analysis: oral.