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WHY WINE LOVERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GEOLOGY

If you are a wine lover then you will know how important is taste. There so many factors that make taste different.

Firstly there are so many grape varieties. Also, it is important for the aging processes.

Yet the most important in wine tasting is geology. It is indeed difficult to imagine that what is under our feet is actually the reason wine tastes so good.

Wine is like rain: when it falls on the mire it but makes it the fouler, But when it strikes the good soil wakes it to beauty and bloom.

John Hay

But this is actually the truth. The soil and its characteristics define the type and quality of vineyards.

If you have been to a tasting tour maybe you have noticed that vineyards on white or brown soils have different tastes.

Or you might also hear about ‘volcanic wines’, meaning the wines that are from vineyards on volcanic soils.

That is why you should know about the geology of the vineyards. Whether you are producing or love buying it, geology is actually the know defining the taste.

In this episode, we are connecting the dots from wine towards the start: the soil. Learn why different soil is making different tastes.

Wine is one of the most complex of all beverages: the fruit of a soil, climate, and vintage, digested by a fungus through a process guided by the culture, vision, and skill of an individual man or woman.

Neel Burton

Are you a wine lover? Do you know the connection with geology? Share your thoughts below.

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With love…for science,

Konstantia

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