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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
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1 month ago

Wine demonstrates how climate change is transforming the world agricultural landscape. And the accelerating effects of climate change are forcing the wine industry to take decisive steps to counter or adapt to the shifts. Expanding vineyards in cooler regions, trying to plant at a higher altitude, changing the canopy management, reshuffling the grape varietals mix are some of the main adaptations occuring in the wine world.
Read this interesting paper in the NYT here => https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/14/dining/drinks/climate-change-wine.html

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
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1 month ago

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
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3 months ago

Mesoscale climatic variables are the key factors determining rotundone (peppery flavors) concentration, and also suggest that Botrytis cinerea may be involved in rotundone degradation in duras (sw france) grape, a study shows
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mesoscale-climate-botrytis-cinerea-infections-key-factors-geffroy

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
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3 months ago

One archaeological grape seed excavated from a medieval site in Orléans (central France) was genetically identical to Savagnin Blanc. This means the variety has grown for at least 900 years as cuttings from just one ancestral plant.
Read more => https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190610111557.htm

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
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5 months ago

Europe's heatwave cooks French vines : Record temperatures in southern French vineyards have sunburned young grapes, leaving many bunches damaged beyond repair. Damages across the Rhône region are affecting 1% to 5% of the vineyard.
Read more => https://www.drinks-today.com/wine/news/europes-heatwave-cooks-french-vines

5 months ago

last year happened exactly the same in Portugal resulting a few plants died and the quality was poor. In Portugal happened late July after veraison.

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
Winemak-in expertise
6 months ago

Results from ETS Labs show that while some commercial strains are present at the end of fermentation, distinct and diverse native strains of Saccharomyces are present as well—suggesting that certain native strains are just as powerful as commercial strains...
Interesting experimentation, smthg to comment ?
https://daily.sevenfifty.com/why-native-yeast-fermentations-are-critical-for-expressing-terroir/

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Winemak-in Admin
Winemak-in Admin
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6 months ago

Minerality is perhaps the wine industry's most overused, underwhelming, and misunderstood descriptors of them all... Despite being vague or not scientifically proved, it encompas a broad range of definition. An interesting opinion paper with professionnal views here : https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/05/nailing-the-myth-of-minerality

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