Viticulture and Winemaking under Climate Change

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December 2019
294 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-974-2 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-975-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Viticulture and Winemaking under Climate Change that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences

The importance of viticulture and the winemaking socio-economic sector is acknowledged worldwide. The most renowned winemaking regions show very specific environmental characteristics, where climate usually plays a central role. Considering the strong influence of weather and climatic factors on grapevine yields and berry quality attributes, climate change may indeed significantly impact this crop. Recent trends already point to a pronounced increase in growing season mean temperatures, as well as changes in precipitation regimes, which have been influencing wine typicity across some of the most renowned winemaking regions worldwide. Moreover, several climate scenarios give evidence of enhanced stress conditions for grapevine growth until the end of the century. Although grapevines have high resilience, the clear evidence for significant climate change in the upcoming decades urges adaptation and mitigation measures to be taken by sector stakeholders. To provide hints on the abovementioned issues, we have edited a Special Issue entitled “Viticulture and Winemaking under Climate Change”. Contributions from different fields were considered, including crop and climate modeling, and potential adaptation measures against these threats. The current Special Issue allows for the expansion of scientific knowledge in these particular fields of research, as well as providing a path for future research.

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viticulture; crop model; phenology; physiological processes; climate; micrometeorology; microclimate; climate change; water limitation; dry mass partitioning; assimilation; intercellular CO2; stomatal conductance; leaf water potential; Vitis vinifera L.; production system; S-ABA; rate of anthocyanin accumulation; CIRG; bioactive compounds; Botrytis cinerea; low-input; mechanical thinning; viticultural training system; yield formation; leaf area; table grapes; photosynthesis; berry composition; phenolics; natural hail; grapevine; phenology; phenology modelling platform; Touriga Franca; Touriga Nacional; climate change; RCP4.5; EURO-CORDEX; Douro wine region; Portugal; global warming; technological and phenolic ripeness; grape; wine; sensory analysis; climate change; elevated CO2; grapevine pest; mealybug; parasitoid; FACE; predawn water potential; PRI; remote sensing; vineyards; water status; WI; climate change; Vitis vinifera L.; general circulation model; EURO-CORDEX; phenological model; grapevine; Virtual Riesling; climate change; temperature; plant architecture; crop management; modelling; climate change; viticulture; adaptation; temperature; drought; plant material; rootstock; training system; phenology; modeling; Vitis vinifera; autochthonous cultivar; ’Uva Rey’; unmanned aerial vehicles; vigour maps; spatial variability; normalized difference vegetation index; crop water stress index; crop surface model; precision viticulture; climate change; multi-temporal analysis; Vitis vinifera (L.); SO2 pads; B. cinerea mold; grape quality; light micro-climates; mitigation strategies; kaolin; irrigation; Vitis vinifera L.; grape berry tissues; pulse amplitude modulated (PAM) fluorometry; photosynthesis; photosynthetic pigments; viticulture; winemaking; climatic influence; climate change; adaptation measures

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