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It’s all about the Terroir

The Origins Of Our Produce

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What is Terroir?

Terroir is how a particular region’s climate, soils and aspect (terrain) affect the taste of wine. Some regions are said to have more ‘terroir’ than others.

What is ‘terroir’ and how does it affect the taste of wine?

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Traits of Terroir

Climate
Wine regions can be basically divided into two types of climates: cool climate and warm climate. Wine grapes from warmer climates generate higher sugar levels (which produce higher alcohol wines), whereas cooler climate wine grapes generally have lower sugar levels and retain more acidity.

Soil
There are hundreds of different types of soil, rock and mineral deposits in the world’s vineyards. Most vineyard soils can be sorted into about 5 to 6 different types of soil that affect the flavor of wine. While there is no scientific proof associating the taste of ‘minerality’ to actual minerals in a wine, something does happen. It’s almost as though some types of soils act like a tea-bag for water as it passes through to the vine’s roots.

Terrain
Believe it or not, altitude is an increasingly important focus for quality vineyards. Besides elevation, things like geological features (mountains, valleys, being located far inland), other flora (plants, microbes and trees) and large bodies of water affect how a wine from a particular region tastes.

Tradition
Traditional winemaking (and vineyard growing) techniques can also contribute to a wine’s terroir. Even though tradition is a human interaction, ancient winemaking methods tend to be highly dependent on the region’s climate, soil and terrain.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TERROIR

Selected Bottles

2018 Grenache Shiraz

This vintage has rich full fruit character. Minimal oak influence allows fresh clean berry flavours to dominate.

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2018 Greta’s Shiraz

Grancari’s fully certified organic shiraz has ripe berry aromas, with full flavour and a deep rich colour. Aged in old and new French oak. A westerly aspect on the southern coastal foothills ensures a full ripening of the berries.

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2020 Cheeky Wombat Rosé

This light and delicate Rosé is vibrant, fresh and crisp in character. Elegance for all occasions!

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Grancari Wines Cellar Door Experience

Come and meet Rino our Wine Maker. Visit our Cellar Door weekends and public holidays 1.30pm – 4pm. No booking required