The course aims to provide students with some knowledge of both technical and scientific applications allow to the winemaker to better use the variability present in the soil and climatic conditions and in the germplasm of Italian viticulture.
To provide knowledges about the geological origin of soils, soil formation, climate characteristics, techniques for the optimization of the interaction between genotype and environment through a proper varietal selection and adequate agronomic management of the Vineyard.
The class focuses on subject that are configured in the learning context of Production and quality of the grapes.
The course aims to provide students with some scientific knowledge, both technical and application to better use in his profession as a winemaker, the soil and climate variability. In particular, the course will focus some aspects of the origin of Italian viticultural soils, climate and on the characteristics of grape varieties cultivated and on how to address the selection and cultivation of the latter depending on the climatic conditions.
1° CFU - Introduction: the wine-growing region and grape variety, origin of the mainline denominations, the ecosystem wine 2° CFU - Work on 'geological origin of Italian soils, the soil formation, the climatic characteristics and their influence on the annual cycle of the vine and the compositional characteristics of the must 3° CFU - The interaction genotype x environment. The bases of the interaction, phenotypic stability and assessment of the interaction through zoning 4° CFU - Answers to quality and production of the main Italian grape varieties to some climatic conditions evaluated through the analysis of some studies case 5° CFU - Some applications of the precision farming for the improvement varietal of adaptation and the development of a sustainable viticulture