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VEN 3 Lecture 17 Announcements: None Previous Lecture: The last lecture was about the wines of Italy and Germany. We focused on different wine regions, the appellations, and the types of grapes used when making wine in Italy and Germany. Wines of the New World I. New World A. No indigenous wine tradition 1. Wine introduced by European immigrants B. Wines have no strong regional identity 1. Varietally labeled 2. Geographic appellation is secondary II. South America A. Introduced by Europeans & Catholic missionaries B. Chile 1. Small producer of wine 2. Some of the best wines 3. No phylloxera ….yet a. Therefore no rootstocks needed b. Strict quarantine system 4. Similar to CA a. In climate : cool wet winters, warm dry summers b. In topography : mountains, coast range, central valley 5.Chilean Appellations Regiones Vitivinicolas (RV) a. Large ones (provinces); small ones inside large ones b. Some production controls c. Maximum yields d. Minimum alcoholic strength e. No chapitalization 6. Wine Regions – mostly in the Central Valley; new development in the coastal valleys 7. State of the art technology – new press and barrels; steel tanks ;
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