terroir

[ ter-wahr; French ter-war ]
/ tɛrˈwɑr; French tɛrˈwar /

noun

the environmental conditions, especially soil and climate, in which grapes are grown and that give a wine its unique flavor and aroma: the high quality of the region’s terroir.
Also called goût de ter·roir [goo duh ter-wahr; gooduh ter-war] /ˈgu də tɛrˈwɑr; gudə tɛrˈwar/. the unique flavor and aroma of a wine that is attributed to the growing environment of the grapes.
the conditions in which a food is grown or produced and that give the food its unique characteristics: grass-fed beef with an Idaho terroir.

Origin of terroir

< French: literally, ‘soil, land’
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terroir

/ French (tɛrwar) /

noun

winemaking the combination of factors, including soil, climate, and environment, that gives a wine its distinctive character

Word Origin for terroir

literally: soil
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