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With the climate crisis, more (good) wine will be made in the mountains

Con la crisi climatica si farà più vino (buono) in montagna

Climate change tackled locally by adapting production to increasingly tropical climates. In this case, the increase in temperatures turns out to be an opportunity for viticulture in areas where the vine has always had to deal with the cold, such as the alpine valleys of the province of Turin.

Thus, thanks to the decisive contribution of the Turin Chamber of Commerce, it was possible to organize the panel "The climate in the glass: snapshots of the vineyard and cellar in the Turin area" which was attended by Sergio Arnoldi of the Chamber of Commerce, Nicholas Loglisci of Arpa Piemonte; Massimo Pinna of AIAB Piemonte; Antonello Petruzziello of Cia delle Alpi; Luke Horse, Val di Susa winemaker and regional official in the Agriculture and Food sector; Frederick Spanna, Piedmont Region Phytosanitary Sector and AIAM member; there was to moderate Alexander Felix, journalist and agronomist.

The panel focused on the presentation of a study on the impact of the climate crisis on viticulture and the quality of wine in the province of Turin. Sergio Arnoldi of the Turin Chamber of Commerce spoke of climate change as an opportunity for Alpine viticulture in the Turin area.

Pinna, told the study that compared the data on the twenty-year chemical-physical analyzes provided by the Chemical Laboratory of the Chamber of Commerce, elaborating a trend that sees very varied local situations, with an increase in alcohol content and decrease in acidity for some reds, while, for others, these characteristics have been offset by new agronomic and oenological practices.

From the analysis by Nicola Loglisci of Arpa Piemonte it emerges that the vocation for the vine will certainly increase in the Tortona Apennines but also in the Pinerolo valleys, in the Susa valley and in the Canavese foothills. On the other hand, the vines could disappear, due to too much heat and the lack of rainfall, in most of the hilly areas facing south-west.

A representative of the Chamber of Commerce, Paolo Vittone, of the Chemical Laboratory, also participated in the panel on the state of organic agriculture in Piedmont, exposing communication projects for schools and young people.


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