Microclimate: This term refers to the distinct climatic conditions within a very specific area, no larger than a few metres or yards across and frequently much smaller.
The climate in and around the grapevine's canopy.
Exhibiting aromas or flavors that suggest minerals.
microclimate: The climatic condition experienced in the immediate vicinity of the grape bunch.
In meteorological terms this is the effect of geography on weather on a very small scale.
A climate within a larger climate. The area immediately surrounding the canopy of the grape vines.
Microclimate—A small area with unique climatic conditions. These conditions can be quite different from a neighboring area. They include temperature, sunlight, rain and fog.
Microclimate: The climate within a small, defined area which can dramatically affect the character of the wine produced there.
Minty: A nice aroma in some aged red wines.
Mistella: Mixture of wine alcohol and must.
Microclimate: The localized climate in a specific, small area as opposed to the overall climate of the larger, surrounding region. A microclimate can be very small, as to encompass a single vine, or cover a whole vineyard of several acres or more.
Microclimate: A term of climate scale. The climate within a small, defined area. Can dramatically affect the character of the wine produced there.
The climate immediately around the vine.
Wines that have the smell of mold or rot, usually from grapes affected by rot or from old moldy casks used for aging.
Refers to the climate within a small, defined area, possibly different from the area directly surrounding this area that can dramatically affect the character of the wine produced there ...
Microclimate: The climate in and around the grapevine's canopy.
Must: Term for the juice and pulp produced by crushing or pressing grapes. Used until the end of fermentation when it is called wine.
Of a specific vineyard or vine in respect of unique topographical features.
Hillside microclimates which provide cool climates and at the same time plenty of sun exposure, yet protection from the winds are of paramount importance to quality Riesling.
Macroclimate - The climate of a large area, such as an entire wine-producing region.
Maturity - The stage in the aging of wine that has developed all of its characteristics to perfection.
Microclimate - The climate immediately around the ...
Contrast this term with mesoclimate and microclimate.
Malic acid is a major component of a wine's acidity. It has a sharp taste that reminds one of a tangy green apple.
Excellent examples of 'New World' Gewürztraminer have emerged from British Columbia, Oregon, Washington State and in New Zealand, as well as from cooler microclimates in California and Australia.
Despite its limited acreage, Napa Valley is diverse growing region with many microclimates and varied soil types. Starting from the cool San Francisco Bay and traveling north through Oakville, Rutherford, St.
Grignolino is particular with respect to microclimate, and requires dry, sandy soil and a sunny exposition to ripen successfully, which it does unevenly and with difficulty.
Cold, northerly vineyards such as ones found in microclimates of California and Oregon, tend to produce wines high in acidity. Most wine producers throughout the world chill their wines for a few weeks near freezing before bottling.
AH: Altus is a wonderful microclimate that is perfect for growing Vitis Vinifera. Situated on top of St.
For example, the land may be flatter, the microclimate may be too hot, or the soil may drain poorly.
In contrast, a top quality wine cannot be mass produced.
There can be a number of benefits in altering the microclimate in this way, such as increased exposure of foliage to the sun which improves photosynthesis, and reduced moisture within the canopy therefore protecting against rot.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and the new plantings of Syrah are planted at an elevation of 1200 feet. This lower area on the ranch has a slightly warmer microclimate allowing these varieties to ripen fully.
Goût de Terroir: the smell and taste derived from a combi nation of the soil, macro/meso/microclimate, aspect, etc. of the vineyard; the "Taste of the Ecosystem".
In addition, an individual wine may be better or worse than others of a particular vintage because of the originating vineyard's microclimate or because of the winemaking process it underwent.
was in the past, it is possible to say that a French wine's terroir is still seen as the most significant determinant of its style and quality. By contrast, many growers in the New World, whilst recognising the role of soil, aspect and 'microclimate', ...
In Bordeaux, the choice of grape varieties to plant is determined parcel-by-parcel depending on the soil, microclimates and exposure to the sun. The type of wine desired also influences the decision.
of the wines produced in the many vineyards and in the many places while setting the borders of what are still now considered the typical Burgundian climat, small vineyards whose characteristics are strongly influenced by the local microclimate and ...
Terroir is a French term which refers to exactly these site-specific differences in wines that are caused by factors such as soil types, drainage, local microclimate and sun exposure.
Microclimate - A small area with climatic conditions significantly different than the region at large. Phylloxera A small aphid that feeds on and fatally damages vine root systems.
See also: Wine, Grape, Region, Vineyard, Quality