Definitions for "TERROIR"
French term for all of the attributes that a vineyard adds and attracts to a wine. These include: soil, slope, orientation to the sun, elevation, climate, rainfall, wine velocity, frequency of fog, cumulative hours of sunshine, average high temperatures, and average low temperatures. No word exists in the English language for all of these combined effects.
(teh-RWAHR): French term meaning 'soil' or 'earth', generally referring to all the physical and environmental characteristics in and around a particular vineyard site that are imparted into a wine such climate, soil, topography, etc.
A French word used to convey all the variations of a specific growing site that influence the grapes produced there. vinifera, Vitis A species of grape from which virtually all of the world's fine wines are made.