Sparkling Wine Forum

How a changing climate is affecting sparkling wine production: Perspectives on Chenin blanc from France and South Africa

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Today there is substantial scientific evidence and increasing winegrower perceptions of a global changing climate, shifting wine regions to warmer and dryer climate types and altering grape and wine production. The presentation will introduce the current challenges for sparkling wine production and then focus on Chenin blanc as a signature variety of the Loire Valley, France and South Africa. It will present the ongoing climate and agronomy trends for Chenin in the Loire Valley. To understand the expected impacts over the 21st century, South Africa can be seen as a future climate analogue for Chenin in the Loire Valley. The presentation will draw on topics such as varietal innovation and sustainable farming lessons to conclude on perspectives for sparkling wine production.

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