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Influence of water and nitrogen deficit on fruit ripening and aroma potential of Vitis vinifera L cv Sauvignon blanc in field conditions

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S‐Cysteine conjugate precursors of three volatile thiols were monitored in Vitis vinifera L cv Sauvignon blanc grapes during fruit ripening to assess the influence of vine water and nitrogen status on the grape aroma potential in field conditions. Four dry farmed plots were studied in the Pessac‐Léognan and Graves appellations (Bordeaux area) in 1998, which was a very dry vintage, and in 1999, when regular summer rainfall occurred. Soil water‐holding capacity ranged from very low to high. Soil total nitrogen content was related to soil organic matter content, which was highly variable on the four plots. Vine vigour was enhanced by both high water and nitrogen status. Major compounds in grapes depended mainly on vine water status. Water deficit‐stressed vines produced small berries with low sugar and low total acidity. Grape aroma potential was highest in vines under mild water deficit and moderate nitrogen supply. Severe water deficit stress seemed to limit aroma potential, as did nitrogen deficiency. Consequences for site selection and irrigation management for Sauvignon blanc are discussed. Copyright © 2004 Society of Chemical Industry
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Keywords: 3MH; 4MMP; 4MMPOH; Sauvignon blanc; Vitis vinifera; aroma precursors; carbon isotope composition; grape aroma; grape composition; leaf area; leaf water potential; nitrogen status; shoot growth; soil; terroir; vine; volatile thiols; water deficit

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Faculté d'Œnologie de Bordeaux, 351 Cours de la Libération, F-33405 Talence Cedex, France 2: INRA-ECAV, BP 81, F-33883 Villenave d'Ornon, France

Publication date: January 15, 2005

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