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

General term for the dry-earthy odor respectively taste of a wine as part of a wine address, This is defined in more detail by the aroma spectrum concrete, earth, potato, mushroom and Mould, In the case of a weaker version, this is understood as positive and is the characteristic (goût de terroir) of certain French red wines (see under Stinkerl ).

The reason for this is the bacteria type of alcohol produced geosmin, With a more pronounced expression, this points to different ones wine faults how Geranienton. corked or horse sweat out. Related terms are musty, musty, and moldy, which also describe wine defects.

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