Towards a scientific interpretation of the terroir concept: plasticity of the grape berry metabolome
OPEN BMC plant biology | 8 Aug 2015
A Anesi, M Stocchero, S Dal Santo, M Commisso, S Zenoni, S Ceoldo, GB Tornielli, TE Siebert, M Herderich, M Pezzotti and F Guzzo
The definition of the terroir concept is one of the most debated issues in oenology and viticulture. The dynamic interaction among diverse factors including the environment, the grapevine plant and the imposed viticultural techniques means that the wine produced in a given terroir is unique. However, there is an increasing interest to define and quantify the contribution of individual factors to a specific terroir objectively. Here, we characterized the metabolome and transcriptome of berries from a single clone of the Corvina variety cultivated in seven different vineyards, located in three macrozones, over a 3-year trial period.
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