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Ce mooc propose une initiation aux bases scientifiques et technologiques qui guident les interventions des professionnels, de la vigne au verre de vin. A travers ce cours à vocation internationale, nous vous proposons 4 modules pour découvrir les aspects clés de l’élaboration des vins et de sa commercialisation : la biologie de la vigne, la viticulture, l’oenologie ainsi que l’économie du vin.

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Module 1 : Biology of the Vine

    The annual cycle and the history of vine cultivation
    Ecophysiology of the vine, relationships between soil-plant-climate
    Development and ripening of the berries
    Innovations with vine varieties

Module 2 : Viticulture

    The annual viticultural cycle and installing the vineyard
    Analysis of the ‘terroirs’ and of plant production
    Vineyard management, irrigation, fertilisation and illnesses
    Innovations in viticulture

Module 3 : Oenology

    Biochemistry and grape must chemistry
    Technical strategies, vinification and stabilisation technology
    Fermentation and microbial actions
    The chemistry of wines, aromas and quality testing

Module 4 : The Economy of the Wine and related sectors

    Production to distribution statistics
    Customer profiles and consumption patterns
    The building and enhancement of the French wine sector
    Structuring the French extended wine sector network and interactions

A weekly bonus will be given: an update on the wine economy.

Plan du cours

Module 1 : La biologie de la vigne

    Cycle annuel de la vigne et historique de la culture de la vigne
    Ecophysiologie de la vigne, relations sol-plante-climat
    Développement et maturation du raisin
    Innovation variétale

Module 2 : La viticulture

    Cycle annuel de la viticulture et mise en place d’un vignoble
    Analyses des terroirs et production des plants
    Gestion de la conduite du vignoble, de l’irrigation, la fertilisation et des maladies
    Innovations en viticulture

Module 3 : L’oenologie

    La biochimie et chimie des moûts
    Les itinéraires techniques et les technologies de vinification et de stabilisation
    Les fermentations et interventions microbiennes
    La chimie de vins, des arômes et l'évaluation de la qualité

Module 4 : Economie du vin et filières

    Etat des lieux de la consommation, de la production et des flux
    Consommateurs et comportements de consommation
    La construction et la valorisation de l'offre française
    Structuration de la filière viti-vinicole française et interactions entre acteurs

En bonus, chaque semaine, une ouverture sur l’économie du vin vous est offerte
sous la forme d’une "parenthèse".



Grégory Gambetta
Professor of Viticulture at Bordeaux Sciences Agro, interested in vine growth mechanisms, response to stress and berry ripening. EGFV joint research unit.

Christian Chervin
Professor of Viticulture at Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique in Toulouse, interested in production, ripening and preservation of fruits. GBF joint research unit.

Bruno Blondin
Professor of oenology at Montpellier SupAgro, Director of l’Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Vigne et du Vin. Conducting research on yeasts genetics. Sciences pour l’Oenologie joint research unit.

Yves Le Fur
Associate professor at AgroSup in Dijon, specialised in sensorial analysis. Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l’Alimentation.


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Montpellier SupAgro

Montpellier SupAgro is a French higher university specialising in agriculture and agronomy situated on la Gaillarde campus in Montpellier. It trains students in most of the agronomy and life sciences fields. It is part of Agropolis Fondation. The Montpellier INRA research center is also located on la Gaillarde campus.




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