Tempranillo's skin: genetics or environment?
21 Jan 2004 by JR
from: David Schildknecht question: Going back to some comments I sent earlier relating to "windy vineyards", one wonders to what extent the viticultural environment in the classic Tempranillo regions plays a part in the grapes' thick skins and phenolic profile. I hope some savvy purple pagers will be able to comment on this issue with examples from various grapes and growing regions. The example I cited was Austria. I and many growers believe that the intense, often tactile phenolics of...

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