What makes one wine different from another bottling produced on the other side of a stone wall? Or on the other side of the world? Often, vintners wrestling with these queries proffer the same response: "soil." But scraping beneath the surface reveals even more questions. There's much yet to be learned about the dynamic interplay between vines and earth.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 2004.
Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions