Winemaker's Dance Exploring Terroir in the Napa Valley

ISBN-10: 0520235134
ISBN-13: 9780520235137
Edition: 2004
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Description: There is a saying among winemakers that "great wine begins with dirt." Beginning from this intriguing premise,The Winemaker's Danceembarks on an eye-opening exploration of "terroir" in one of the greatest places on earth to grow wine--California's  More...

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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/14/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

There is a saying among winemakers that "great wine begins with dirt." Beginning from this intriguing premise,The Winemaker's Danceembarks on an eye-opening exploration of "terroir" in one of the greatest places on earth to grow wine--California's Napa Valley. Jonathan Swinchatt and David G. Howell weave a tale that begins millions of years ago with the clash of continental plates that created the Napa Valley and go on to show how this small region, with its myriad microclimates, complex geologic history, and dedicated winemakers, came to produce world-class wines. A fascinating look at the art and science of winemaking and the only comprehensive book that covers Napa's geology, history, and environment,The Winemaker's Dancewill help wine enthusiasts better understand wine talk and wine writing and, most importantly, wine itself. The Winemaker's Danceis animated by the voices of Napa's winemakers talking about their craft. The book also contains two driving tours through the valley that highlight the landscapes and wineries discussed. An array of unique illustrations--including shaded relief maps overlaid with color aerial photographs--provide a new and illuminating look at the region: its bedrock, sediments, soils, sun, wind, and rain. The expansive narrative considers how these elements influence wines from particular vineyards and how specific winemaking practices can bring out or mask aspects of terroir. It concludes with a discussion of the state of the winemaking industry today. Unraveling the complex relationship between the people, the earth, and the vines of Napa Valley,The Winemaker's Dancebrings the elusive concept of terroir to a broad audience, adding a vibrant dimension to the experience of the valley's wines. It also provides insights that enhance our understanding of wines and winegrowing regions the world over.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Place and the Notion
Birth of A Valley
The Underpinnings of Terroir
The Tours: Part 1
Great Wine Begins with Dirt
The Land and Its Climate
Civilizing the Vine
The Tours: Part 2
The Winery: Preserving Character or Shaping Style?
The Winemaker's Dance
Some Final, and Fundamental, Issues
Bibliography
Index

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