Title : Impacts of both water deficits and seasonal influence on berry development and composition of Cabernet Sauvignon (Vitis vinifera L.) grown in a hot climate
There is a rising trend to impose deficit irrigation in vineyards of the inland growing districts of Australia where hot climates dominate. Impacts of the water deficit practice across seasons on Cabernet Sauvignon (Vitis vinifera L.) wine grapes will be presented. Vine physiological impacts will be discussed alongside berry development, berry juice composition and wine chemical analysis. Impacts of these findings for the industry will be discussed and may be relevant to understanding some future climate change impacts.