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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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University Centre for Viticulture and Oenology, research and teaching institution at Lincoln, Canterbury, in the South Island of new zealand. Research focuses specifically on the growth and production of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, in particular how cool-climate growing conditions, such as those in New Zealand, affect the flavours, aromas, mouthfeel, phenolics, and tannins of these grape varieties. Lincoln is a specialist land-based university with a traditional agricultural science background, from which the viticulture and oenology programme grew in 1989. Lincoln is the largest wine training facility in New Zealand with study options up to PhD level. All programmes emphasize the integration of grape growing and winemaking from vine to glass. The focus is on such aspects of wine production as vineyard site selection, planting material, vine management, harvest parameters, grape handling, fermentation control, and wine finishing as well as vine physiology and fermentation chemistry.