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Land and wine

Competition from the New World, a changing climate and technological advances have threatened the Burgundian notion that the quality of wine depends on regional geography and culture. Only flexibility can keep the concept of terroir alive.

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Figure 1: 'The Vintner' (left) and 'The Clos de Vougeot' (right) showing idealized depictions of the rural wine making tradition — woodcuts by Louis William Graux.
Figure 2: A 'folklorized' map of Burgundy's winemaking Côte-d'Or region — by Louis William Graux.


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White, M., Whalen, P. & Jones, G. Land and wine. Nature Geosci 2, 82–84 (2009).

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