terroirist

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Etymology[edit]

terroir +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

terroirist (plural terroirists)

  1. A person who believes in the usage of the terroir, especially one whose production or selection of wine is influenced by this concept.
    • 1998, The Wine Spectator, Volume 22, page 34:
      This should be a caveat to those inveterate terroirists who are inclined to disparage the ripe, fruity, floral and cereal aromas of very young California Chardonnay, []

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