Was zum Henker ist Terroir?
Vines are strong. They can grow in almost any type of climate. Hot, cold, dry or wet. But not every kind of climate guatantees delicious wine.
WHAT CLIMATE MAKES GOOD WINE? - Everything in moderation (like anyone knows what moderation is)
Our planet earth is made from dirt (with some water on it). Just imagine how much dirt it needs to make a planet. SO. MUCH DIRT. This dirt consists of 12 different types of soil (stop me here because my obsession with soil will ruin the fun).
BUT WHAT TYPE OF SOIL CREATES GOOD WINE? - Well drained, not so fertile soil
Oh baby there ain't no mountain high enough,
Ain't no valley low enough,
Ain't no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you babe.
BUT WHICH LOCATIONS EXACTLY MAKE GOOD WINE? - High Altitude with water close by (sounds like a hungover morning situation)
* Latitude: 30th & 50th degree in Northern and Southern hemisphere
** Slopes facing the Sun: South-facing in Northern hemisphere, North-facing in Southern