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VENIT

Viticulture and ENology:
Innovation meets Tradition

Edition VI
First level specializing master
a.y. 2021-2022
Place: Piacenza
Application deadline: August 30th, 2021

Viticulture and Enology: innovation meets tradition [VENIT]

Master VENIT – VI Edition

Curriculum 2021-2022

Courses and other activities

Credits

Hours

Semester

Vineyard variability: traditional and precision approaches

6+1

54

I

Wine-marketing and eno-tourism

5+1

47

I

Wine making of varietals

5+1

47

II

Applied Grapevine Eco-physiology

6+1

54

II

Advances in Enology

6+2

66

I

Disease and Pest management toward a sustainable viticulture

8+2

80

II

Specialized seminars

0

30

I & II

Total teaching

44

378

I & II

Internship

16

400

II

Individual work and other practical field and winery activities

0

722

I & II 

Total activities

60

1500

I & II

 

Basics in Viticulture, Enology and Plant pathology

Topics

 » Viticulture

Reading and references
Reference textbook:
Iland et al

» General and market
» Taxonomy and roots
» Canopy
» Phenology and cycle
» Grapevine photosynthesis
» Water relations in grapes
» Ripening
» Planting
» Training young vines
» Principles of pruning
» Types of training systems
» Floor management
» Mechanical harvesting
» Winter pruning

 » Enology

Reading and references
Reference textbook:
» Wine Chemistry and Biochemistry

» Vitis vinifera Grape composition
» Processing the grapes: "white winemaking"
» Processing the grapes: "red winemaking"

» Plant pathology

Reading and references
Reference textbook:
Compendium of Grape Diseases, Disorders, and Pests, Second Edition
Wayne F. Wilcox, Walter D. Gubler and Jerry K. Uyemoto
DOI : 10.1094/9780890544815
ISBN : 978-0-89054-481-5

  • Main characteristics of causal agents
  • A detailed description of the key diseases
  • Disease control

Stepping inside the new teaching winery

Field Activity

Berry sensory analysis course

Seminar on genetics

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