Main Street Wine Company offers a lesson to get in touch with a little known characteristic of wine, an earthy characteristic called “terroir”. In addition, they have provided a list of their selection of wines that allows the opportunity to experience first-hand “terrior” at their Huntington Beach location.
Definition of Terroir:
The complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate. The characteristic taste and flavor imparted to a wine by the environment in which it is produced.
A Lesson in Terroir:
The ever elusive trait of having“terroir”,does that mean it tastes like dirt? The answer is an emphatic, NO! However, many sales people will use the term to hide the fact that their wine is missing fruit, and is in fact a bit bitter. “Terroir” is a sense of being, this wine should reflects it’s terrain, climate, ambiance, and tradition in winemaking; giving it the characteristic of only having been produced in this place & no other. This week brings you the best examples of “Terroir.” Main Street Wine Company’s picks are exclusively Pinot Noir & Sauvignon Blanc, and include wines from Beaux Freres in Willamette Valley, Michel Gros from Burgundy, and Brewer-Clifton in Santa Rita Hills. Highlighted from their available wines is Henri Bourgeios’s stunning Pouilly-Fume, which is 90% stainless steel and 10 % oak fermented; this was an all out over-achiever. The true definition of terroir isn’t something to be written about, but to be experienced in a glass, so come down to Main Street Wine Company and find out.
PINOT NOIR TERRIOR FLIGHT
DOMAINE MICHEL GROS
HAUT COTES DE NUITS, PINOT NOIR ’10
BEAUX FRERES “LES COUSINS”
WILLAMETTE VALLEY, PINOT NOIR ’12
SANTA RITA HILLS, PINOT NOIR ’11
SAUV. BLANC TERRIOR FLIGHT
MARLBOROUGH, SAUVIGNON BLANC ’12
NAPA VALLEY, SAUVIGNON BLANC’13
POUILLY-FUMÃ‰, SAUVIGNON BLANC ’11
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