Site Selection for Specific Cultivar Wine Styles

Project Number
W-Terroir 01

Project title
Site Selection for Specific Cultivar Wine Styles

Project leader
Schloms, M

Team members
Schloms, H
De Villiers, F S

Project description
This project aims to produce high resolution GIS based soil and climatic data maps for the South African wine regions together with a model to identify suitable sites (based on pre-determined environmental factors as determined from discussions in viticultural working groups and completed terroir projects) to produce specific wine styles for different cultivars in order to make viable recommendations in this regard.

The resulting model and GIS data maps will be available on an interactive website. Producers will have the ability to load their ideas and comments onto the website.

The main objectives are:
1. Identify and map all wine demarcations according to the Wine of Origin Scheme for South Africa.
2. Produce a high resolution spatial climatic coverage for all wine demarcations according to the Wine of Origin scheme for South Africa.
3. Produce spatial soil coverage for all wine demarcations according to the Wine of Origin Scheme for South Africa.
4. Identifying environmental parameters to select sites for specific wine styles for predetermined cultivars from discussions with viticultural discussion groups and completed terroir projects.
5. Constructing a cultivar specific site selection model.

Presentation(s)
Van der Byl, P. 2011. Presentation to the Western Cape Viticultural Group. 20 April, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Schloms, H. 2011 Sauvignon blanc wine style discussion with SBIG. 27 May, Paarl, South Africa.

Strever, A. 2011. Climate indexes, GIS and collaborators in Italy. Presentation to the University of Stellenbosch. Department of Viticulture and Enology. 9 June, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Bonnardot, V M F. 2012. Climate indexes and temperature. Presentation to the University of Stellenbosch. Department of Viticulture and Enology. 3 February, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Olivier, P and Van Jaarsveld, F. 2012. Climate indexes and terroir. Presentation to ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij. 14 March, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Olivier, P. 2012. Terroir. Presentation to the ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij. 20 June, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Article
Hesseling, E. 2013. Sorting through the Shiraz styles, WineLand, Mnth Mar (283) (p. 24-25)

FinalReport.pdf

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