Redefining Terroir

13 Feb 2018
10:30am - 11:30am PST
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Women of the Vine & Spirits
presents a live webinar
Redefining Terroir

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
10:30 AM PST


Redefining terroir beyond soil to include altitude, microbiome, and plant selection by Laura Catena and Fernando Buscema from Argentina’s Catena Institute of Wine.
The traditional French definition of terroir has focused on soil and climate as the primary elements determining regional wine flavor. The Catena Institute of Wine has spent two decades understanding the role of terroir in the small “parcelas" of Catena’s Adrianna Vineyard at almost 5,000 feet elevation in Mendoza, Argentina. In the process of understanding the unusual and distinctive flavors of this place, we propose a redefinition of terroir to include in addition to soil and climate - altitude, woman/men, microbiome and plant selection.


Laura Catena, Biologist, Physician, & Founder of Argentina’s Catena Institute of Wine

Free to attend for Women of the Vine & Spirits Members. 

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Dr. Laura Catena is a Harvard and Stanford trained biologist and physician, and the founder of Argentina’s Catena Institute of Wine in 1995.  She is currently managing director of Bodega Catena Zapata (est. 1902) and of her own Luca winery (est. 1999). Catena has been called the “face” of Argentine wine and is author of Argentina’s definitive wine guide, “Vino Argentino”.



The vision of the Catena Institute of Wine is to continue elevating Argentina’s historic variety, Malbec, and the country’s winemaking regions for another 100 years. Nicolás Catena Zapata's high-altitude wine revolution led to the discovery of a new terroir for wine, the Adrianna Vineyard at almost 5,000 feet elevation. Today, the team of the Catena Institute of Wine is dedicated to studying every meter, every rock, every insect and microorganism in the Adrianna Vineyard, making it perhaps the most studied vineyard in the world.  The Catena Institute collaborates with institutions all over the world, from UC Davis to the University of Dijon, as well as with local research institutions.  The institute’s work is widely published in reputable scientific journals that include the American Journal of Viticulture and Enology and Food Science. 

13 Feb 2018
10:30am - 11:30am PST

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