Viticulture in the Upper Moselle region
Previous studies predict a large potential increase in value of the vineyards at the Moselle river. Analyses of climate and phenological observations of white vine cultivars in the Upper Moselle region (Luxembourg and Germany) over the period 1951–2005 showed that vine phenology events, such as budburst and flowering, receed by about 2 days/decade. Budburst date and flowering events now occur earlier by about two weeks with respect to 1951.
Source: Urhausen et al., 2011. Climatic Change 109: 349–373.
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