- adjective relating to or consisting of soil
- used to describe a simple, country wine that reminds the drinker of a rustic, country setting
- used to describe a wine evocative of the pleasant smell of damp soil. If too pronounced, it turns unpleasant. In French it is termed ‘goût de terroir’ and is noticeable on red wines from graves made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on the gravel-rich soil of the region.