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Impact of soil texture differences on vigor and juice composition

Harvest has traditionally relied on soluble solids readings where a mean value is trusted, but as these authors show, the variation around that mean can be as important a factor in determining wine quality. One aspect that greatly influences the magnitude of that variation  is the presence of extra-small or extra-large vines.

 

The full text is published in the Journal of Vine and Wine Sciences, not available online.

199 soil texture influence on vigor and fruit composition.pdf