Tag: soil biome
Walking through Joseph Cattin’s Le Clos Madelon Alsatian vineyard, it’s hard to imagine it once being a World War I battleground. The fully covered ground is soft, sponge-like under foot. Chickens forage freely through the vineyard. Indiscriminately extracted plugs of earth reveals moist, living soil teeming with microbial life.
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!