Spring frost in Champagne: Results from 100 years of research
Part of the ‘From Grapes to Wines: Cool Climate’ webinar series, join Perennia’s Viticulture Specialist Francisco Diez and Dr. Basile Pauthier from The Comité Champagne for the upcoming session ‘Spring frost in Champagne: Results from 100 years of research.’
This webinar will include a summary of the research made in Champagne about spring frost fighting techniques following three main axes: efficiency, environmental and economic sustainability.
Basile Pauthier was born in the southern part of Champagne, France. He moved to Burgundy to study geology and climatology. He obtained a master’s degree in environmental sciences in 2012 and a Ph.D. in agro-meteorology in 2017. He moved back to Champagne at the end of his Ph.D. to work as terroir project manager for The Comité Champagne. He is currently in charge of the geological, pedological and meteorological part of the research.
Spring frost is one of the most important topics that Pauthier is working on. Every year, about five to ten different frost fighting techniques are tested in Champagne and in other regions of France to estimate their technical, environmental and economical interest for viticulture.