Background and Aims
Each viticultural region has its own oenological tradition, heritage culture and history. Consequently, in wine production, the human factor may be significant in differentiating the final product of one viticultural region from another. Then, the question remains as to whether such differentiation is caused by winemakers or whether they simply amplify the differences present already in grapes and shaped by the agroclimatic fingerprint. The present research aims to provide a methodology, based on a multimetric approach to both grape characteristics and agroclimatic conditions of the vineyard, that is able to evaluate the appropriateness of the Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) of a wine region. The Balearic Islands (Spain) were chosen for the study.