Climate change will lead to persistent changes in temperature and precipitation patterns which will affect the characteristics of wine produced in each region. The European Climate Assessment and Dataset (ECA&D) is a web-based database and tool to monitor climate variability and trends over Europe. This tool is used in this study to analyse the viticulture-specific Huglin Index and averaged temperature over the growing season.
The study quantifies the timing and the extent of the expansion of the regions in Europe
where two selected grapes can be used for viticulture. For the two grape varieties analysed, the expansion is northward and eastward and areas in southern Europe are indicated where climate is becoming too hot to produce high-quality wines.
G van der Schrier, G Horstink, EJM van den Besselaar, AMG Klein Tank. ECA&D: A high-resolution dataset for monitoring climate change and effects on viticulture in Europe
Conference: proceedings of the IXth Intern. Terroir Congres, Organisation: Centre de Recherches de Climatologie / Biogeosciences - Université de Bourgogne, Place: Dijon en Reims, Year: 2012, First page: 0, Last page: 0