In: Geografický časopis, vol. 75, no. 1
Year, pages: 2023, 47 - 68
appellation, terroir, vineyards, soil samples, digital terrain model, microclimatic measurements, municipality of Modra, Slovakia
Document type: článok
The current valid vineyard zoning in Slovakia and the other EU Member is not unified for all countries. One reason is that EU legislation relies on the Romanesque wine-labelling method based on the terroir conception which the region from where the grapes originate and in which they have been processed plays an important role. According to the Romanesque way, the borders of these regions should reflect the elements that make wines original and give them their typical character. However, the current division in Slovakia into wine-growing areas, municipalities and vineyards fields does not respect this condition. Our aim is to propose a new regionalization of vineyards in the municipality of Modra. It is based on field research of vineyards site conditions, analysis of LIDAR, meteorological and soil data in combination with geostatistical modelling at the local level. The wine-growing areas are categorised into seven homogeneous zones, which reflect the local terroir. The created zones should form the basis of an appellation to identify and protect wines produced in Modra. This paper provides a methodical procedure applicable in the regions where it is desired to form an appellation, which complies with the wine protection directives based on the geographical indication on the label.
How to cite:
Karlík, L., Matečný, I., Gábor, M., Tolmáči, L., Falťan, V. 2023. Design of vineyard appellation reflecting natural terroir: A case study of Modra, Slovakia. In Geografický časopis, vol. 75, no.1, pp. 47-68. 0016-7193. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/geogrcas.2023.75.1.03
Karlík, L., Matečný, I., Gábor, M., Tolmáči, L., Falťan, V. (2023). Design of vineyard appellation reflecting natural terroir: A case study of Modra, Slovakia. Geografický časopis, 75(1), 47-68. 0016-7193. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/geogrcas.2023.75.1.03
Publisher: Geografický ústav SAV, v. v. i.
Published: 31. 3. 2023