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Giovanni Bigot from Friuli is an expert in organic viticulture, he advises wineries and associations in Italy and other countries. The agronomist has developed an innovative method to measure the qualitative potential of a vineyard with a smartphone app: the "Bigot Index".

What exactly do you mean by the Bigot Index?

Giovanni Bigot: The index gives winemakers the chance to evaluate their vineyards objectively. It is based on nine internationally recognised agronomic factors that influence grape quality. Until now, these individual aspects were each considered separately. The index takes them all into account at the same time. This is new. It shows the winegrower precisely where there is still room for improvement. Through appropriate work in the vineyard, the quality of the later wine can thus sometimes be improved. The rating scale ranges from 0 to 100 points.