earthiness (wine)

  • guillaumedemanzac

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England Home Counties
    goût du terroir = earthy taste - also (with wine grapes) the terroir gives its qualities to the wine - calcaire for Champagne, rocky metal for Chablis, alluvial estuary soil for Bordeaux and so on.
    I don't like the word "elusive" which just means it's difficult to define or find this earthy taste ???? introuvable ? or caché ?
    Un goût caché du terroir??? - don't like that much, sorry!


    Senior Member
    Canadian French
    Je crois qu'on peut parler de "goût terreux" pour le vin. "léger goût terreux", "une touche de terre", peut-être.