This term is the overall elements or factors that make up the grapes used in wine. For example, the soil, the altitude, the temperature, the climate, the rainfall, and more that can influence the taste of a wine.    

The Matter of Aging Wine

The Matter of Aging Wine by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr February 1985 For those of you who chose to practice the ageing of wine… here is a checklist of the important factors, and a review of the elements concerned. Look at the location where you are storing your wines. Measure it against the criteria described. TEMPERATURE… read more »