Vineyards all over the world countless flavors of wine
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With vineyards all over the world there are countless flavors of wine, and every grape is different to some aspect. The same grape cluster species can grow in two different vineyards, but the wine will taste different, why? Let me explain what I believe is the determining factors.
The climate of a region has a lot to do with the grape itself, where in the world is this plant growing. And to think there’s more than just a “Climate”, there’s macro-climates, and even micro-climates. Each of which affects the grape vine different. Climate refers to a large area geographically such as northern/southern-hemisphere, North/South America, Asia, Europe, and so on. Then comes the Macro-climates: valleys, hills, and lakes. Then climates go even smaller to Micro-climates: soil, Trees, rocks, water.
Being in the northern-hemisphere we get sunlight directly on the southern side of our house, same rule applies out in the vineyards. The south facing side of the hill would be a better location for the vineyard rather than the shady northern side.
Time is a huge factor in wine, as the land grows and dies so does the grape. No same yield of grapes will be the same as the year previous. The grape captures flavors grown around them and the breath in the same air that surrounds them. Grapes are also prone to mutations because they are genetically unstable and that is why a lot of viticulturists clone their stocks. Although cloning doesn’t control the weather it can certainly help to prevent devastation in crop yields.
With vineyards all over the world when will we know that we have found the best wine? I don’t think that grape mutations will ever stop, and I can’t wait to try my hand at creating my own wine!