on 9 April 2009
I was really looking forward to reading this one! However on arrival I soon realised I was going to be disappointed> The author deals well with the geological aspect of each 'Terroir', however I felt he fundamentally failed to link the impact of each geological aspect to the characteristics of the wine from each region or terroir. It is not detailed or barely touches on the subjects such as hydric stress, or mineral content and the many other subjects and their affects on the wine. He mention many different rock strata and but fails to give their properties, e.g. high in calcium, increases PH, approx 6-7 which is optimal for mineral up take by vines, etc,... etc.
Poor attempt, with some nice pictures and perhaps lost in translation (at best).
This book will not give you the tools to unlock terroir, and If you think it does, I reckon you are away with the fairies!