Abstract

By the means of the data of the decennial censuses of agriculture it was commented the evolution of the Italian viticulture from 1970 to 2010 either as for the national and regional acreage and as for the changes of the surfaces occupied by the wine producing varieties. It continues to rely mainly on native varieties and on some quality effective foreign varieties. Italian viticulture is in general reducing its acreage but there is an increase of the surface cultivated with varieties for production of PDO wines at the expenses of varieties for production of non PDO or less appreciated wines.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Italian viticulture
  • PDO wines
  • foreign varieties
  • native varieties

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