The increase in the world wine market has required continued improvements in viticultural zoning in both old and young production regions. The many proposed zoning methods vary according to the study area in which they are applied as well as to the perspective of the authors. Thus,
there is little agreement on which factors (climate, landscape, geology, soil and human intervention) should be taken into account. The aim of this work is to provide a methodology to optimize and possibly increase the development of wine production regions, identifying the zones with different
potential suitability. We coupled the computation of bioclimatic indices based on Géoviticulture Multicriteria Climatic Classification System with a GIS (geographic information system) analysis based on the integration of easily accessible geological, morphometric and geomorphological
data, in addition to viticulture land use. The final result of this methodology is a suitability map distinguishing sectors of different suitability for wine production in a vine cropping area. We tested the methodology on the Cesanese DOC (Denomination of Origin Verified) zone (Latium, central
Italy). The resulting suitability map indicates that the areas more favourable for viticulture are only partially exploited, encouraging the possibility of increasing the production of high-quality wine in the Cesanese DOC area. This result underlines the applicability of our methodology in
land-use planning and management.
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Document Type: Research Article
Dipartimento di Scienze, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, L.go San Leonardo Murialdo 1, 00146, Rome, Italy
CNR-IRSA (National Research Council – Water Research Institute), Via Salaria km 29, 00015, Monterotondo, Italy
Publication date: January 2, 2015
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