The language of wine contains a wealth of meanings that are not all too familiar, particularly the technical interpretations. The glossary describes and offers an explanation to the most common terms.
The composition of the soil is one of the three most important quality factors in viticulture, along with the vineyard and microclimate. The A, B and C levels are differentiated. In Austria, the following soil types prevail, loess, sand, loam/clay,lime, primary rock, slate/schist, limestone, brown earth, black earth and basalt.