• How the Perfect Soil Made Your Favorite Italian Wine

    6 days ago - By Vine Pair

    They say behind every great bottle of wine is the perfect grape, but all serious wine lovers know it goes much deeper - all the way down to the growing soil itself. The French call it terroir , a direct reference to territory or province, which can be extended to include climate, local flora and fauna, and the physical makeup of the soil.
    In Italy, soil composition really shines through its grape varieties, with each region boasting its own microclimate and rich geological history - a unique “special sauce.” Unlike other European wine-growing regions, Italy's soil was shaped by its mighty...
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