Weather has a profound effect on grapes. Ray Isle explains the climates that make for the best wines.Weather has a profound effect on grapes. Ray Isle explains the climates that make for the best wines.
Grapes have a preference when it comes to weather. They like sunny, warm, but not crazily hot days. They like cool nights. A couple degrees difference can effect the flavor of the grape. Climate is important too. Take a grape Grow it in Sicily, give it a nice warm climate, lots of hot Mediterranean sun, you're gonna get a big fruity, juicy wine. Not very high acidity, lots of fruit flavor. Take the same grape, move it up to Burgundy, it's much cooler weather, much cooler nights, you're gonna get a grape with much higher acidity A little more zingy, so the actual climate of the region plays into the whole thing too.