terroir

(redirected from Teroir)

ter·roir

 (tĕr-wär′)
n.
1. The aggregate characteristics of the environment in which a food or wine is produced, including regional and local climate, soil, and topography.
2. The flavor imparted to a food or wine by such characteristics.

[French, cultivated land, terroir, from Old French, terreoir, from Vulgar Latin *terratōrium, alteration (influenced by Latin terra, land) of Latin territōrium, territory; see territory.]

terroir

(tɛrwar)
n
(Brewing) winemaking the combination of factors, including soil, climate, and environment, that gives a wine its distinctive character
[literally: soil]