Technology of White Wine Production in Changing Climate Conditions

Date of publication: 9. 1. 2024
Univerza v Novi Gorici, dvorec Lanthieri, Glavni trg 8, Vipava

University of Nova Gorica invites to the public lecture Technology of White Wine Production in Changing Climate Conditions by Dr. Klemen Lisjak (Agricultural Institute of Slovenia).

Lecture will take place on Wednesday, 17 January 2024, at 5 p.m. at the the Lanthieri mansion in Vipava.

Lecture will be in Slovene.

In recent years, the viticulture and enology industry has been facing the major challenges of a changing climate and of global warming. In addition to warmer temperatures, the dynamics and seasonality of precipitation are changing, bringing droughts, floods, hailstorms, and other extreme weather events. All of this influences the vines, the crops, the composition of the grapes and, consequently, the style and character of the wine. This lecture will show how changing climatic conditions affect the composition of grapes and how to adapt the processing of white varieties to mitigate these effects. Practical examples will be used to demonstrate the various vinification technologies and measures of the vineyard, the processing and pressing of grapes, the management of fermentation, and the appropriate maturation of the wine to produce the desired style of wine.