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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 characteristic of the wine that grows there. This can only be inadequately translated as environment, but means much more. The art of the winemaker also plays a considerable role, in that he takes into account the special conditions of his vineyard when making the wine and adds his own personal signature through his experiences, preferences and convictions. An apt definition comes from the well-known winery owner Bruno Prats:

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