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A term coined in France and largely internalised there for the influence of origin, climate and soil type in interaction with the grape varieties and local wine culture on the special and unmistakable typicity or characteristics of the wine that grows there. This can only be poorly translated as environment, but means much more. The winemaker 's art also plays a significant role, as he takes the special conditions of his vineyard into account when making wine and adds his own personal touch through his experience, preferences and convictions. An apt definition comes from the well-known vineyard owner Bruno Prats:

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