A SCV Winemaker Series Workshop
Featured Speakers: Dr. Eric Hervé and Dr. Steve Price, ETS Laboratories
The range of tools for analyzing grape composition has been steadily expanding beyond basic brix. The right combination of these modern tools can provide vital information to predict wine composition and inform vineyard management.
Dr. Eric Hervé and Dr. Steve Price will share case studies from the 2013 harvest showing how these tools interrelate and can be used effectively for vineyard and winery management.
We’ll highlight new developments and strategies to implement tools such as:
Berry water content has become a powerful tool to monitor irrigation. When combined with sugar analysis, it provides a powerful measure of grape solids.
Nitrogen analysis has evolved into an important tool for understanding white grape aromas, and may be more useful than leaf or petiole analysis for predicting grape nitrogen status.
Glutathione, a natural antioxidant, is a critical tool for preventing oxidation and protecting white wine aromas.
Red grape phenolics are used extensively to follow maturation, evaluate vineyard trials, and predict wine composition.
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