Terroir Academy

Understanding Bouzeron, Its Terroir, And the Great Wines of Domaine de Villaine

Ian D'Agata presents us a very profound and comprehensive article about the history and terroir of Bouzeron, its specific variety Aligoté, and his tasting experience with Domaine de Villaine, the leading domaine in Bouzeron managed by Pierre de Benoist and created by his uncle, Aubert de Villaine - co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

Magical Mystery Wine Grape Tour, Part 1

At over 500 officially recognized different native grapes and counting, roughly 30% of the world’s wine grapes are Italian; to help you fully grasp the significance of that statement, just keep in mind that France, Spain and Greece (or Portugal, depending whom you choose to believe), the three countries that have the next most native grapes, don’t come anywhere close to Italy’s figure even if you were to add the wine grapes of all those three countries together.

In this article, Ian D'Agata will guide you to the magical mystery tour of 24 fantastic Italian native wine grapes and their wines that you absolutely need to get to know.

Cabernet Gernischt: A Chinese Wine Grape Variety And Wine

This review is a concise presentation of Cabernet Gernischt in China in terms of history, potential, and the characteristics of grapevine and wines. Ian also discusses at length why Caberbet Gernischt ought to be considered a Chinese grape variety.
by Ian D’Agata