Results of climate change projections for the periods 2001 - 2030 (A1B scenario) and 2071 - 2100 (A2 scenario), compared with 1961 – 1990, indicate that vineyard regions show a tendency to become warmer and dryer. In the 2001 to 2030 period, this effect will be less pronounced, but during the 2071 to 2100 period, grapes will be affected by the high temperatures and precipitation deficit during the growing season, with a specific impact on growth dynamics. Also, in the case of late varieties, high temperatures will have a negative effect on skin colour and the aroma of the grapes and wine (2).
Adaptation strategies in Serbia
In terms of vine quality and production, the direction of changes should be towards more adaptable varieties and vineyard regionalisation, in which production areas will be shifted to regions at higher altitudes that have a more appropriate climate for existing varieties (1).
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- Lalic and Mihailovic (2011)
- Vukovic et al. (2010), in: Lalic and Mihailovic (2011)