The soil component of terroir

Robert Edwin White, Lilanga Balachandra, Robert Edis, Deli Chen
2007 OENO One  
<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Aims</strong>: The aim of this paper is to review examples, taken from New World and Old World vineyards, for which soil physical, chemical or biological properties have influenced a site's terroir, expressed through the personality of the wines.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Methods and results</strong>: Literature results are presented, together with the results of new research on the control of N uptake and soil N mineralization by
more » ... lization by Sauvignon Blanc vines at a high fertility site, by withholding irrigation and using different inter-row cover crops.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Conclusion</strong>: Withholding irrigation from pre-fruit set to veraison restricted N uptake by the vines, leading to better berry quality parameters without significantly affecting Baumé oryield.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Significance and impact of study</strong>: The results confirm the importance of a regulated supply of water and N at critical stages of vine phenology for achieving optimum fruit quality.</p>
doi:10.20870/oeno-one.2007.41.1.860 fatcat:juksby4vbjg2fmvxkwgr6p2vq4