|Subject||Variety Focus: Grapes Of The Rhône|
Variety Focus: Grapes Of The Rhône was a UC Davis Extension course held on May 25, 2006 at Freeborn Hall, UC Davis. The links below contain videos of the speakers and their presentations in a choice of two easy-to-use formats. No additional software is required.
This was the second in a series of courses to focus on the viticultural side of select wine grape varieties. This one-day session went into depth about well-known Rhône varieties such as Syrah, Viognier, Mourvèdre, and Grenache Noir as well as more minor varieties including Cinsault, Picardin and Clairette, and Mucardin. Their origins and role in the regional wines of the area; their history in both France and the new world; the importance, development, and selection of clones; and the role of terroir in the performance of the vines are discussed.
Speakers include UC farm advisors, experienced California growers and winemakers, and guests from Australia, England, and France. The intent is to increase awareness of the great potential of some of these unique varieties in new viticultural areas.
Each of the individual lectures is listed below, with a links to the presentation in a choice of Windows Media Player or QuickTime Player formats. Click on the desired format for the title you'd like to watch, and the video will begin.
RHÔNE VARIETALS AROUND THE WORLD: CHALLENGES IN THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW VARIETIES Windows Media Player QuickTime
RHÔNE VARIETALS AND CLONES: COMING SOON TO A LOCATION NEAR YOU Windows Media Player QuickTime
THE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE VARIETIES AT CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL Windows Media Player QuickTime
OBSERVATIONS FROM TRIALS OF SELECTED RHÔNE WINEGRAPE CULTIVARS AND CLONES IN CALIFORNIA Windows Media Player QuickTime
SYRAH (SHIRAZ) DOWN UNDER—THE SAVII VINE SELECTION PROGRAM Windows Media Player QuickTime
A ROSÉ BY ANY OTHER NAME Windows Media Player QuickTime
A TALK AND TASTING OF WINES FEATURING RHÔNE VARIETIES Windows Media Player QuickTime