You will always hear “wine people” talk about terroir when they talk about wines. How the soil and climate effected (Good or Bad) the wine. Intersection Winery has a unique block of Merlot in their vineyard were the terroir (soil) dramatically effects the wine. These vines are only a few yards away from each other. They harvested the grapes at the same time and used the same methods to make each wine the Alluvia and the Silica. This is a great example of how soil composition can deeply effect a wine’s flavour. The Alluvia’s terroir is of rock and silt soils while the Silica’s terroir is a sandy soil.
Terroir : Basically in easy to understand words, how a particular region’s climate, soils and terrain affect the taste of wine.
Big Flavors, plum & fig, black Currant and earthy minerals. Medium intensity with velvety tannins.
Nice complexity and elegance. I preferred it to the Sillica.
Score: 3.5 Corks
Plum, Ripe cherry, vanilla and light oak flavors. I think a little more pop in your mouth
Score: 3.5 Cork
So give it a try, go out and grab a bottle of each and see how terror can change a wine from just a couple rows apart.