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NV or not NV? Champagne reserves strengthen non-vintage consistency

NV or not NV? Champagne reserves strengthen non-vintage consistency | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
"The real story of Champagne is based on the quality of the nonvintage. "
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I beleive there is too much emphasis by the comentaria in general about wine as an expression of terroir and not enough about wine as an expression of techniques.  why can't wine be appreciated for craftmanship as much as from origin? a work of art is often appreciated for its brush stroke as it is for its use of colors. i beleive that technique has a great deal of pleasure to offer wine lovers.  think of marsala, think of vin santo, think of trentodoc with 72 months on lees...
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Australian terroir based on light, not soil

Australian terroir based on light, not soil | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Gippsland-based Downie, who also heads up the high profile Thousand Candles project in Yarra Valley, called on Australian winemakers to move away from what he feels is a very French-led perspective on terroir.
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Chile and Argentina: Going to extremes

Chile and Argentina: Going to extremes | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Electric and refreshing flavours are cropping up in unlikely pockets of Chile and Argentina, at altitude and near the sea. Patricio Tapia discovers the risks and rewards of viticulture in uncharted territory
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Effet millésime : le climat, premier composant du terroir vitivinicole

Effet millésime : le climat, premier composant du terroir vitivinicole | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Les travaux de Maud Isabeau Furet etMaxime Christen (Chambre d'Agriculture de Gironde) se sont penchés sur le poids des composantes du terroir sur le potentiel oenologique sur 13 parcelles de merlot (AOC Bordeaux, Graves, Saint-Emilion...).
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Climate, terroir, and wine: What matters most in producing a great wine? | EARTH Magazine

Climate, terroir, and wine: What matters most in producing a great wine? | EARTH Magazine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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Michel Chapoutier : "J'ai toujours refusé le snobisme viticole"

Michel Chapoutier : "J'ai toujours refusé le snobisme viticole" | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Défenseur du système des appellations, le négociant et propriétaire de vignobles évoque le très grand potentiel des terroirs de France.
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How Subtle Is the “Terroir” Effect? Chemistry-Related Signatures of Two “Climats de Bourgogne”

How Subtle Is the “Terroir” Effect? Chemistry-Related Signatures of Two “Climats de Bourgogne” | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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