But what exactly is this “terroir”?
Terroir is a French word with a difficult trabnslation to other languages.
It is based on the French word “terre” which means soil, so some people define it as terroir, simply to land.
But terroir is actually much more complex than just land. The terroir is the combination of different natural factors of a space: How is the soil, the subsoil, the climate that occurs in that particular space, the slope where it is located or the altitude; And which print the character and particularities that a particular vineyard has.
Most likely, there are not two vineyards around the world with the same combination of these factors, so this terroir is so important and definitory of the fruit that will finally give.