Special Issue "Impact of Climate Conditions on Grape and Wine Phenolic Composition"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. António Manuel Jordão
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Guest Editor
1. Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (CI&DETS), Agrarian Higher School—Department of Food Industries, Quinta da Alagoa - Estrada de Nelas 3500-606 Viseu, Portugal
2. CQ-VR, Chemistry Research Centre, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: wine; grapes; phenolic compounds; enology; winemaking; wine aging process
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At present, climate change is exerting an increasingly profound influence on vine phenology and grape composition, ultimately affecting the manufacture, microbiology and chemistry, and sensory aspects of wine. Among the most important climate-change-related effects are advanced harvest times and temperatures, an increased grape sugar content which leads to higher wine alcohol levels, lower acidity, changes in phenolic composition, and also, impacts on varietal aroma compounds. In addition, climate changes could induce the development of new wine regions, particularly in more northerly regions, where there has traditionally been no grape production. They also bring the possibility of the emergence of new grape diseases. The development of new grape varieties which are more resistant to climate change and more effective use of water resources will be new challenges that must be addressed in response to climate change.

Thus, the objective of this Special Issue of Agronomy is to publish a compilation of original research and review papers that cover different aspects of the impacts of climate changes on grape and wine production, such as grape and wine composition, different grape varieties, climate conditions and viticultural practices, new wine regions, environmental factors that could affect grape and wine characteristics, grape diseases, and new strategies for sustainable grape and wine production. Additionally, the impacts of climate changes on economic aspects of the wine sector will be covered.

Prof. Dr. António Manuel Jordão
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • grapes wines
  • climate change
  • viticulture practices
  • winemaking process

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