Terroirists Dig Deeper
by Laura Ness
Members of the Professional Soil Scientists Association of California survey soil pits at Carmody McKnight Estate Vineyards during a meeting in March.
Is there really a concrete relationship between soil types and wine quality? This dirty debate will long rage in many hallowed halls and dank, subterranean caves, because there is nothing more fundamental than dirt. The "ashes to ashes and dust to dust" portion of the universal human epitaph makes it even more compelling because, after all, we are what we drink. Whether or not you have a vineyard, there is no dirt like your very own.
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