Abstract—The Liguria region (NW Italy) is characterized by
a wide geodiversity, which is strictly correlated with a huge
variety of landscapes. This article reports and discusses the
results of a multidisciplinary research performed to investigate
the relationships among the “geological fingerprint” of soils and
the quality of wines, going beyond the classical italian quality
labels, such as the DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin), the
DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) and the IGP (Protected
Geographical Indication) labels. We applied an innovative
multidisciplinary approach (geological, geomorphological,
geochemical, mineralogical, ecological and vegetational) aimed
to demonstrate the close relationships between the “geological
fingerprint” of an area and the organoleptic properties of
Index Terms—DOC ligurian vineyards, FP-EDXRF, geological labelof the product®, terraced landscapes.
G. Brancucci is with the DAD, University of Genova, St.ne S. Agostino, 16132 Genova, Italy (e-mail: email@example.com).
M. Brancucci, M. Solimano, and R. Vegnuti are with GeoSpectra s.r.l. Via Palmaria 9/6 L, 16121 Genova, Italy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
P. Marescotti is with DISTAV, University of Genova, C.so Europa, 26, 16132 Genova, Italy (e-mail: email@example.com).
I. Vagge is with DISAA, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20123 Milano, Italy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: G. Brancucci, M. Brancucci, P. Marescotti, M. Solimano, I. Vagge, and R. Vegnuti, "The Geodiversity of the Ligurian DOC Vineyards and Its Relationships with the Terroir," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 686-690, 2017.