Since 1923, CRA-VIT has studied issues related to the grapevine including ampelography
, genetic improvement, breeding, biology, physiology, protection, propagation, ecology, agronomic (and more recently metabolomic and transcriptomic) techniques.
Precis d'ampelographie pratique: Handbook of practical ampelography
The winemakers of South West France, championed by the South West France Wine Trade Council, or Interprofession des Vins du Sud Ouest (IVSO) and the French Chamber of Agriculture, have been instrumental in identifying, preserving and replanting the traditional grapes of the region--many of which were nearly wiped out by phylloxera--through the science of ampelography
, the field of botany concerned with identification and classification of grapevines.
There were classical studies based on vine vegetation and fruit attributes, a study called ampelography
While researching the story of California's Zinfandel variety two decades ago, the closest sounding predecessors I could find for the name Zinfandel were zierfandler and zierfahndler, in a Czech ampelography
In addition, he helped in the development of a much needed ampelography
entitled Wine Grape Varieties in California, which can be ordered from the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Oakland.
Even in my ampelography
books grapevines are necessarily presented with military precision.
Tannat also is known as Moustrou and Bordeleza Blecha, according to A Practical Ampelography
, translated by Lucie Morton.