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Lecture 3: Why the Grape is Great (Grape #1) Inside every single bottle of wine, is the fermented juice from grapes oFor every grape, there are thousands of factors that influence how the grape turns out ClimateMicroclimate: climate of the vineyard itself What the weather wasRain, humidity, overcast, frost, elevation, slop of hill, wine, dew that formed, etc. Soils, bedrock , how the vines were spaces, fertilizers, pesticides, how they weeded, etcWhen the grapes were harvested, blended, aged, etc. oThere are thousands of other considerations of relationships that Boyer doesn’t even understand MAJOR crucial difference: which grape variety went into the bottleoWhich grape did you use! How good was it that year?All great wine start in the vineyard If any of these factors is bad, you can make a good wine BUT not a great wine The awesome wines must have great fruit from a great year oThink of it like chefs with okay-ish food vs great ingredients Base ingredient for wine: what is going on at the vineyard 99% of it comes from the specific fruit: grapesoThere are other wines out there that come from other fruits
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