UE Code : VINVM1-V Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Master of Science / Master International Vintage

Level :

First year of the Master International Vintage

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Studies organization

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Total Hours :

0.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

• To get familiar with basic viticulture techniques and scientific methods
• Understand and analyze viticultural production methods (conventional, biologic, etc.)
• Understand the importance and influence of environment on viticultural different aspects
• Discover European approaches for viticultural systems

Contents :

• Vine physiology and chemistry : 45 hours / 2,5 ECTS credit points
• Viticultural techniques : 110 hours / 6 ECTS credit points
• Viticulture and environment : 45 hours / 2,5 ECTS credit points
• Viticultural aspects : 10 hours / 1 ECTS credit point

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Teaching methods :

The teaching methods (activities, evaluation) are different and adapted to the organization of each university.

Assessment :

A literature review, a survey report, an oral presentation in French and in English and a written test synthesis.

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International Vintage Master

A full-fledged curriculum in the wine industry. From the study of wine "terroirs" to the analysis of consumer behaviour, the curriculum combines technological, economic and marketing knowledge with case studies. Throughout the course, modules take place in France and in,  at least, 2 other countries among partner institutions.
The International Vintage Master is designed to help students develop :
- Technical skills:vineyard management, grape and wine quality improvement, vinemaking techniques, influence of «terroir», environmental issues, etc…
- Strategic skills:wine markets, economic issues and «terroir» wine marketing, national and international wine industry strategies.
Students can attend this Master as a Degree seeker or a semester as exchange students.
The complete syllabus is not available yet. You will find the description of the 1st year (VM1) that takes place in ESA, Angers. For any further information about the other semesters, please take contact with Chantal Maury