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The terroir table

The Permanent exhibition

A cloud appears to darken the sky, projecting its moving shadow onto the vast terroir table, depicting a vine landscape with rugged terrain. The scent of wet earth emerges. Life-size silhouettes of men and women stand around the edge. As the minutes pass, the landscape imperceptibly transforms and turns green, occasionally upset by rainfall or storms, highlighting the importance of climate and vine development throughout the seasons.

A wine terroir is a subtle interplay of various elements: the soil, climate and exposure of a particular location, as well as its history, traditions and expertise of the men and women working every day to create its wines. 

Be swept away on a tour of the world’s terroirs as winemakers share their secrets. They passionately describe what makes their wine unique and gives their terroir its identity, something gradually shaped over the generations. 

The landscape imperceptibly transforms and turns green, occasionally upset by rainfall or storms, highlighting the importance of climate and vine development throughout the seasons.

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