Climate and the Ripening Process
Why we sometimes put too much emphasis on photosynthesis
Aug 2007 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Climate (largely temperature) dictates phenology, vegetative growth, fruit set, berry development and, most importantly, ripening. Photo by Scott Summers I frequently get into friendly arguments with colleagues and clients about the relatively high importance of climate versus soil to the concept of terroir, or wine quality in general. I am of the opinion t...
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