Soils are the vital secret to superb wines.
Master geologist James
E. Wilson introduces us to the home of great wines, the
French terroir. Based on careful research between rocks and grapes,
Terroir: The Role of Geology,
Climate and Culture in the Making of Wine presents a
natural history including unknown facts and interesting anecdotes,
revealing how geology impacts the choice of grapes, style and
quality. Learn how each rock type and soil affects the absorption
of vital nutrients. Wilson used
instruments and techniques developed for oil exploration to unearth
more about vineyards and quality than winemakers ever imagined.