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

General name for the dry-earthy odor or also taste a wine as part of a wine address, This is defined more precisely by the aroma spectrum concrete, soil, potato, mushroom and Mold, If weaker this is considered to be positive and is the characteristic (goût de terroir) of certain French red wines (see below Stinkerl ).

The cause of this is the type of alcohol produced by soil bacteria 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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