Wine Soils

The importance of soil in tasting terroir

Soil indisputably affects the wine that is produced in a given region. Even if climate is, after all, the overriding factor determining wine style and quality, soil seems the most important element for producing an individualistic, iconic wine. Just as in Burgundy in the Middle Ages, where Benedictine monks divided up the vineyards into smaller plots, piling up stone walls to mark their boundaries, the New World – where the concept of terroir was sometimes derided – is now paying more attention to the influence of soil.

At this Sommeliers’ Themed Lunch, we will – based on our experience as vignerons – discuss the characteristics of wines coming from different soil types.

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