“Important components of vegetation in Reiler Mullay-Hofberg. From cultural land, fallow land, forest and water to humans and animals. Vegetation is the sum of plant formation and plant societies that frow in one area. It is characterized by climate, soil, relief, rock, aquatic content and by the influences of fire, animals and humans,” writes Thorsten Melsheimer, fifth-generation winemaker of Weingut Melsheimer.
The feature I wrote for the Feb/March edition of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, “Down In the Dirt,” is now digitally available.What do soil microbes have to do with fine wine production? Everything!