Vincabulary: Terroir

Terroir is a French term that literally translated means: earth, or soil.

However, there is no such thing as a literal translation of anything French. In a larger context, wine tasters try to define terroir as the specificity of place, which has come to include not only the soil in a region, but also the climate, the weather, the aspect of the vineyards and anything else that can possibly differentiate one piece of land from another.

Source: www.musingsonthevine.com

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