“This second volume of Sanguis Jovis – I Quaderni compiles in a synthetic, but complete, outline, the contributions by the many lecturers during the Summer Schools of 2017 and 2018.
In the 2017 edition, with the title “The Profiles of Sangiovese in Tuscany”, the origin of Sangiovese was debated, from the mythological sources to the recent findings of molecular biology and the evaluation, also with a sensorial analysis, of its genetic richness.
The central role on the quality of a Sangiovese wine, resulting from the interaction of the variety with the soil and climate environments of Tuscany, was approached from the perspective of the optimization of this interaction, with the description of the crop interventions (soil management, rootstock selection, canopy management) to accomplish a mitigation of the negative effects of climate change on the maturation of the grapes.
In the 2018 edition, with the title “How will the Sangiovese of the future be?” the general topic of the response of Sangiovese with regard to the climate, from the macro and micro changes of the terrain, the virulence of parasites, was taken up again. Forecasting strategies were proposed to evaluate in advance the effects of climate change on the need for water and on the maturation of the grapes to carry out mitigating practices among which irrigation plays an important role.
We hope that the indications which were gathered will facilitate the development of the future research on this variety.”
Attilio Scienza – President Sanguis Jovis