Terroir – ‘The complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate.’
Terroir – ‘The characteristic taste and flavour imparted to a wine by the environment in which it is produced.’
(Incidentally, whilst hesitating to imply that the renowned Mr. Oxford may have missed something here [I’m only from the North, after all!], I’d add ‘aroma’ to the second definition.)
Well, you can pick either, and indeed both, arriving, like the Oxford Dictionary definitions above, at a reasonable explanation of what this mystical, French word actually means.
The next Fine Wine & Gourmet Dine programme on Total FM 91.8 and www.totalfmn.es is on Sunday 21st May, 18:00 – 20:00 hrs, when my guests will be Katherine and Harald of the new Bodegas & Boutique Hotel Casa Boquera. *Prize available!