Is that schist in my glass?
Many people speak of the "minerality" they taste in a wine or of certain wines smelling of the schist or slate or limestone soils the vines are grown in. Are vines a conduit for minerals, extracting them from the soil and depositing them in grapes? This is a very contested topic indeed but in the interest of science (and lore), we'll head into controversial territory to taste, discern and discuss.
In the second iteration of our successful Square Table Series, we'll delve into a few more sides of wine, some deeper, some lighter. Henry & Son's Jill Mott will talk through the nuances and myth that are vineyard soils, the brilliance of autumnal (and hibernal, a.k.a. winter) rosés and alternative holiday wines, all by themes requested by popular demand.