A Word on Terroir and Granite
Considering some of my wine hotspots are Alsace, northern Rhône, Sierra Foothills, Beaujolais and western Loire, I see that I’m more than just a little fond of granite’s effect on a vine. But why? What is it about a soil with a granitic profile exactly. The myth goes on that you can taste the soil in the grape, but is that actually the case? In search of the answers I went to talk to another granite lover, David Lillie, co-owner of the iconic Tribeca store, Chambers Street Wines.