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earthy

earthy (GB)
goût de terroir (F)
terroso (I)

General term for the dry-earthy odor or also taste a wine under a wine address, This is further defined by the spectrum of flavors concrete, soil, potato, mushroom and Mould, If weaker this is considered to be positive and is the characteristic (goût de terroir) of certain French red wines (see under Stinkerl ).

The cause of this is the bacteria produced alcohol geosmin, If stronger, this indicates different wine faults as Geranienton. corked or horse sweat out. Related terms are musty, musty and moldy, which also describe wine defects.

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