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Terroir on a 100-Point Scale

April 13, 2021

Giovanni Bigot, an agronomist and researcher from northeastern Italy's Friuli region, developed an intriguing 100-point scale for measuring the potential of vineyards to produce great and unique wines. The Bigot Index measures nine factors: overall production per plant, the amount of foliage, the foliage-to-fruit ratio, grape health, bunch formations, annual hydric stress, plant vigor, biodiversity in soils and the age of the vineyard.