Sep 27, 2019
A funny thing happened on the way to the dessert wine episode: Val went down a moldy rabbit hole. What emerges is an entire episode devoted to Noble Rot.
How does Botrytis Cinerea affect the grapes, the vineyard practices, the wine making, and the finished wines? We go there in this corkdorkalicious exploration of the fungus characteristics, as well as a quick dip into various wine regions where the rot is sometimes a welcome addition to the harvest.
Resources from this episode:
Oxford Companion to Wine, 4th Edition [Kindle Edition], Robinson (2015)
Bordeaux: The wines, the vineyards, the winemakers, Clarke (2012)
Ciencia e Investigación Agraria: Gray mold caused by Botrytis cinerea limits grape production in Chile https://scielo.conicyt.cl/pdf/ciagr/v42n3/art01.pdf
Disciplinari di Produzione: Orvieto DOC https://www.disciplinare.it/?Disciplinari&realblog_id=254
Hereditas: Chromosomal Polymorphism in Botrytis Cinerea Strains https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1601-5223.1996.00031.x
Journal of General Microbiology: Sexual behavior and mating system of Botryotinia Fuckeliana, Teleomorph of Botrytis Cineria https://www.microbiologyresearch.org/docserver/fulltext/micro/134/9/mic-134-9-2543.pdf?expires=1567534468&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=3F1F917880F486AE1027778CFECAF4C8
Maximo (Umani Ronchi) http://www.umanironchi.com/en/wines/muffa_nobile/maximo
Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru http://loirevalleywine.com/appellation/quarts-de-chaume/
Unité de Recherches en Génomique Info (URGI): Plant and fungi data integration https://urgi.versailles.inra.fr/Species/Botrytis/Publications/Botrytis-cinerea-virulence-factors
Valpolicella Consorzio http://www.consorziovalpolicella.it/en/wines/recioto-della-valpolicella-en
Wine Enthusiast: The Beautiful Bounty of Botrytized Wines https://www.winemag.com/2017/09/08/the-beautiful-bounty-of-botrytized-wines/
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