Geography of Wine

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“Why does a Chablis from France, made from the Chardonnay grape, have a steely, minerally, austere taste while a California Chardonnay often has a fruit forward nose with hints of vanilla spice? Or even more importantly, why do American wines have the grape variety prominently displayed on the label, while European wines rarely do, preferring to cite the region of production i.e. Chablis, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Brunello di Montalcino and Rioja. The answer is clear, GEOGRAPHY!”

Terroir, Quality Factors, Domain Origins and as the author of  “Geography of wine” states, geography play an important part on that bottle of wine that we are enjoying. I just started reading this book from Springer and I will be sharing a bit more as I read •

¿Por qué un Chablis de Francia, elaborado con la uva Chardonnay, tiene un sabor metálico, austero y acerado, mientras que un Chardonnay de California a menudo tiene una nariz adelantada con notas de vainilla? O incluso más importante, ¿por qué los vinos estadounidenses tienen la variedad de uva destacada en la etiqueta, mientras que los vinos europeos rara vez lo hacen, prefiriendo citar la región de producción, es decir, Chablis, Burdeos, Borgoña, Champagne, Brunello di Montalcino y Rioja. La respuesta es clara, ¡GEOGRAFÍA!

Terroir, Factores de calidad, Domain Orígenes y, como dice el autor de “Geografía del vino“, la geografía juega un papel importante en esa botella de vino que estamos disfrutando. Acabo de comenzar a leer este libro de Springer y voy a compartir un poco más mientras leo.

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Dougherty, Percy H. (2012). Geography of Wine (pp.3). Cham: Springer International Publishing. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0464-0



  1. July 2, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Look forward to more, but the answer is also Geology, with for example the Kimmeridgean soil of Chablis creating that special flavour that leads to perfect match with oysters. Ive written about it too.

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