UE Code : VINVM2-O Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Master of Science / Master International Vintage

Level :

Second year of the Master International Vintage

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Studies organization

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Semester :


Total Hours :

0.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

• Control and optimize the winemaking processes depending on the quality of the raw material in defined regulatory and environmental conditions
• Integrate environmental constraints in the production of wine and be able to find during the processes
• Implement a research plan regarding a technological subject and to design the right supportive tools (data analysis and statistics)
• Perform sensory analysis of wines
• Discover different European winemaking technology and products derived there from

Contents :

Organization (the number of hours per unit and the number of credits may vary slightly from one university to another)
• Control and optimizing winemaking processes: 130 hours 7 ECTS credit points
• Vinification: 90 hours 5 credit points
• Quality control in oenology - Sensory analysis: 90 hours 5 ECTS credit points
• Case Study concrete technology (working group): 90 hours 5 ECTS credit points

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Teaching methods :

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

Assessment :

Depends on the host university, but includes: written exam and oral presentation

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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