Talk about terroir

>> Wednesday, 3 January 2007

030811-1-k077-0004Some say "terroir" is all, some say it is nothing (like Malcolm Gluck of SuperPlonk fame in his latest book) . One part of terroir is the soil - but the soil is not all. Here's an example from Chablis in Burgundy:

A cross section of the soil on the grand cru hill: a thin topsoil and then Kimmeridge - limestone and clay.


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