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Champagne vineyards in autumn colours in Mailly-Champagne near Reims, eastern France. There have now been several serious studies on the relationship between vines and the ecosystem. It is well known that vine roots burrow deeply into the soil, looking for water and nutrients, especially minerals.

Wine and Nature

Mother Nature's inclement weather has also helped produce her best vintages.
Jul 10, 2015 5:50 AM

I am writing this from Rome where it is 35 deg C, hot and dry. Shades of 2003! Continuing where I left off last week, emboldened by the first bottle of Latour 2003, I began to look at the other 2003s.

(Drank in 2011)

Chateau La Fleur Petrus 2003