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  THE TERM TERROIR
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PROVENANCE is very important and traditional for German and European wines. In recent years, German wine growers have begun to use the term terroir in this context. The direct translation of the French word means „soil, subsoil, source, provenance, location and vineyard“. However, the word actually describes much more: terroir signifies the overall effects of natural vineyard conditions plus the influence of the winemaker on the style of the wine. It includes site conditions such as soil type, water balance or hours of sunshine but also the grape variety or specific production and ageing procedures. Terroir signifies more than just soil, it means „a sense of place“. The term is not only used for wine but for many other agricultural products.
 

Soil texture is one of the determining factors

   
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