The scenario for European wine-growing, between climate crisis and customers’ new demands
Wine-growing in our country is going through a phase of profound changes and in the latest years new trends are surfacing that will have a strong impact on the structural characteristics of Italian wine-growing in the next years.Europe and especially Italy, have striven to react through the rediscovering of native grapes and the enhancement of the evocative contents of the terroir, but only a few varieties and Designations achieved success. Our wine-making is effectively becoming polarized on three or four Northern and Central Italian regions.The use of precision wine-making and of space economy have proven to be strategic, allowing to develop predictive models to be applied to a number of cultivationchoices. Additionally we passed from a generic indication of environmental protection to the so-called sustainable agriculture currently at the basis of the new Community legislation that will dictate in the next years the agricultural employment of pesticides.The future of wine-making will not contemplate the separation between production and consumption: sustainable development must be considered as a target that can be reached by means of scientific research.
Moderator:Adriano Del Fabro
Prof. Attilio Scienza – President of the Scientific Committee
Dott. Riccardo Ricci Curbastro – Presidentof Federdoc
Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann – President of OIV
Dott. Eugenio Sartori – Director of Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo (VCR)