Wine Minerality

It's always important to respect the fact the wine is a product that is sourced from the earth - from the fertile ground beneath our feet.

This dirt, the gloriously muddy, nutrient-rich soil is the fabric on which all agriculture grow atop - including grape vines.

So it should come as no surprise that wine oftentimes transfers qualities of its vineyard's soil right into the bottle.

In fact, learning about a wine's terroir is imporant. Because one always reflects back into the other.(Click here if you don't know what terroir is yet)

For example - coastal vineyards tend to produce slightly saltier wines, a byproduct of all those fresh ocean breezes!

Wine terms for Wine Minerality

  • air
  • breeze
  • chalk
  • clay
  • compost
  • dirt
  • grass
  • gravel
  • hay
  • lawn
  • leaf
  • mineral/minerality
  • moss
  • mulch
  • pond water
  • peat
  • pebbles
  • quartz
  • rain forest
  • river rocks
  • rock
  • slate
  • soil
  • sulphur
  • stone
  • swampy
  • volcano
  • volcanic ash
  • water
  • warm hay
  • weeds

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