Wine: Science of terroirism

A combination of science, vision and terroirism has led famed Australian winemaker Brian Croser to discover the perfect terroir for planting vines, writes Tomás Clancy.

27th January, 2013
Brian Croser: he has found the 'God particle' in terroir.

Brian Croser is a cutting edge scientist. The former Decanter Man of the Year who founded the famed Petaluma Estate in Australia conceived a new vision for Australian wine that has now come to pass.

His key breakthrough was to map out, in meticulous detail, the best confluence of factors that makes for the right spot to plant vines. That is, he found the 'God particle' in terroir. He refers to his complex data sets...

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