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The use of leaf removal for premium sparkling wine production in Tasmania


Kerslake, FL and Jones, JE and Dambergs, RG, The use of leaf removal for premium sparkling wine production in Tasmania, Proceedings of the Crush 2011 Conference, 28-30 September 2011, Adelaide's National Wine Centre Adelaide SA (2011) [Conference Extract]


Tasmania’s reputation for premium sparkling wine production is gaining strength. Despite this, some growers are yet to prescribe management techniques specific to sparkling production and frequently manage the fruit in the same way as table wine fruit in the early part of the season. Leaf removal is a technique used extensively for table wine production to enhance the light environment around the bunches. Some growers use leaf removal when growing fruit for sparkling wine, despite its expense, without testing its effectiveness. This presentation discusses results from two years of study, comparing different timings of leaf removal, plus a non leaf-plucked control and the impact on yield, fruit quality and resulting wine quality of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Oenology and viticulture
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Horticultural crops not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kerslake, FL (Dr Fiona Kerslake)
UTAS Author:Jones, JE (Dr Joanna Jones)
UTAS Author:Dambergs, RG (Dr Robert Dambergs)
ID Code:73365
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-09-28
Last Modified:2011-09-29

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