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The terroir, or the influence of a unique environment on a wine’s traits

As a wine enthusiast, you must have heard the word ‘terroir’ many times, since it is one of the most widely used – though not always understood – wine-related words. What does the term ‘terroir’ mean exactly? The French word ‘terroir’ refers to the set of factors affecting the crops, such as the type of soil and terrain, the climate, the … [Read more...] about The terroir, or the influence of a unique environment on a wine’s traits

Terroir and biodiversity

Spain is currently recovering, adding value to its terroirs. However, when the concept of the authenticity of terroir is mentioned, commitment with sustainable viticulture is rarely addressed. The 22nd of May, Spanish vine growers and winemakers will get the opportunity to consider this at the International Day for Biological Diversity. The … [Read more...] about Terroir and biodiversity

Terroir, terruño and climat: practices at Familia Martínez Bujanda

After reviewing the concept of terroir in the previous entry, here we will turn to what it means to Familia Martínez Bujanda. Terroir, or terruño, is a key concept in all our estates. At Finca Valpiedra, in Rioja, we have carried out a long, carefully developed process to examine and select plots within our 80ha vineyard, in one of the four … [Read more...] about Terroir, terruño and climat: practices at Familia Martínez Bujanda

Terroir, terruño and climat: The theory

Terroir, or terruño in Spanish, and, more recently, climat are terms we can frequently read on wine labels or in technical descriptions. Sometimes, however, these terms are used rather loosely or even misused for marketing purposes that are aimed at benefiting from the prestige these concepts about distinct origin have long been associated … [Read more...] about Terroir, terruño and climat: The theory

Finca Montepedroso: the ‘terroir’ of Rueda

We are devoting the final comments of this space to attempting to explain the concept of 'terroir', which at Familia Martínez Bujanda we include in our essence as the identity of our wineries and our estates. Finca Valpiedra (link to previous post) is at the heart of who we are: we are a family from La Rioja and this is the principal … [Read more...] about Finca Montepedroso: the ‘terroir’ of Rueda

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