A Terroir is a group of vineyards (or even vines) from the same region, belonging to a specific appellation, and sharing the same type of soil, weather conditions, grapes and wine making savoir-faire, which contribute to give its specific personality to the wine.
Originally a French term which translates to “a sense of place”. It also refers to the same region with the similar soil, weather conditions, and farming techniques that contribute to a type of crop.
Terroir is used in winemaking to describe the unique aspects of the place that influences and shapes that wine.
Elements of Terroir include:
– Soil Type
Also think of it as, Terroir = Region + Appellation + Grapes + Wine making