Great image for looking up the different areas of France….or in ‘winespeak’ – Terroirs.

Don’t be afraid of the word ‘Terroir’.  It basically means the ‘everythingness’.  I know that’s not a word, but when we think of terroir, we are basically speaking of the ecology of the area the vine was raised in.  Was the area sunny?  Was it rainy?  Did the dirt drain well?  Hold cold or hot was it?  All of these issues help make the grape, and eventually the wine, what it is.