Vines: Physiology, Terroir, Culture
This is a landmark scientific work gathering in one volume all the latest advances in agriculture with the latest knowledge surrounding the vine, from chemistry to culture.
More and more wineries are opening up, and the wine business is booming. Oenology, the art and science of wine and winemaking, has become of interest to amateurs and professionals alike. But behind oenology, there is a wealth of new scientific knowledge having to do with the vine and its environment, which all those involved in the business of winemaking should know about. This is where Carbonneau, Deloire, and Jaillard come in. Their combined experience in agriculture and viniculture offers everything the professional or student of viniculture needs to know: the effects of geographic location, the physiology of the grape, the chemical process of ripening, weather and climate, irrigation and soil, and the preparations for planting vines and the training of branches. The book is illustrated with numerous graphs and maps, line drawings, and black-and-white photographs.
Benoît Jaillard : Benoît Jaillard is research director at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique in Montpellier.