Calcium in Viticulture
Unravelling the mystique of French Terroir
Sep 2002 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Calcium, from parent rock to winemaker's barrel, has effects that are possibly underestimated in the New World, and that possibly contribute to that elusive concept terroir, an expression used by the French to allude to the agricultural aptitude of a parcel of land (Dictionnaire Petit Robert, 1981). This paper discusses the effect of the presence of calcium in soil on soil properties, on the uptake of many nutrients by the plant, the contribution of calcium to cell structure, vine growth and res...
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