The purpose of stratified sampling is to remove sources of noise when collecting vineyard data. In turn, analyzing  “cleaner” data improves the ability to monitor vineyard performances precisely. To implement a stratified sampling strategy, it is necessary to focus: over a small vineyard area so we can remove the effect […]

In a previous post, we talked about what scientists have learned recently about tannin structure and activity. Tannin is one of the key determinants of wine color and flavors. In last week’s post, we also discussed the importance of microclimates in determining wine and grape quality composition. This raises a question: […]