terroir

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noun ter·roir \ˌter-ˈwär\

Definition of terroir

  1. :  the combination of factors including soil, climate, and sunlight that gives wine grapes their distinctive character

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Origin and Etymology of terroir

French, land, country, stretch of land in reference to its agricultural features, from Old French tieroir, from Vulgar Latin *terratorium, alteration of Latin territorium


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