Vinography Images: A New Garrigue

Wine has its own special vocabulary, and part of the journey towards a self-education (or formal education for that matter) in wine involves learning many of these terms and the nuances they unlock about wine. One of my favorites early in my exploration of wine was the French term garrigue, which refers to the mix of aromatic herbs commonly found underfoot in southern France. This mix of thyme, sage, lavender, and rosemary can sometimes be detected in the wines of the region. But of course, such distinct aromatics are not confined just to the south of France. Other regions have their own mix of plants with volatile aromatics that can make their way into wine. This vineyard, named WeatherEye, on the slopes of Red Mountain in eastern Washington is tucked in amongst the sagebrush, rabbitbrush and yarrow, which can scent the wines with their own, uniquely western garrigue.

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