Drought Stress Effects on Vine Growth, Function, Ripening and Implications for Wine Quality
Lakso, Alan N.; Pool, Robert
In wine production the role of water stress has been debated for many years. It has become clear that neither end of the spectrum of water stress is optimal for desired balances of yields and wine quality. We will discuss how the range of water status affects vines and wines in this section. Following sections address the fundamentals of water balance in vineyards and how irrigation may fit, and the effects of drought stresses as seen in 1999 on vine performance and management options.
Wine and wine making; Wine--Quality; Wine--Environmental effects