The Centre for Viticulture and Oenology will be well represented this year at the 8th International Cool Climate Symposium in Hobart, Tasmania from January 31 to February 3, 2012. The International Cool Climate Symposia series is aimed to attract delegates interested in all aspects of cool climate winemaking, from viticulture to wine consumption. This year, Lincoln is sending a cohort of delegates, including five who will give talks at the conference. In a reflection of the Centre’s breadth of research, these presentations will cover a broad range of topics, from viticultural and environmental factors to sensory chemistry and psychology. The entire program, as well as abstracts for the individual presentations, can be found on the 8th ICCS website.
Brian Jordan: Ultraviolet light – the overlooked climate parameter affecting quality of cool climate wines
Wendy Parr: The nature of perceived complexity in wine
Elizabeth Tomasino: Four chemicals that influence the aroma of New Zealand Pinot Noir wine – ethyl octanoate, ethyl decanoate, phenethyl alcohol and benzaldehyde
Craig Thompson: Rootstock effects on Pinot Noir fruit composition with and without shoot thinning and lateral removal
William Trew: Chardonnay (Mendoza clone) Fruit Set and Berry Size Classes are Affected by Rootstock