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This soil is famous for making high quality Merlot-based wines from the Right bank of Bordeaux. ___ is the dominant soil structure here.

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This soil is a result of a naturally occurring geological spectacle. Lately, wines grown in this soil from Etna, Sicily have gained worldwide accolade. Taurasi, in Campania, is also known for producing high quality Aglianico in this soil.

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In Priorat, Spain this soil is called ____, which is the Catalan name for slate. Here, top quality Garnacha and Cariñena are grown in this soil.

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This soil is prevalent in Beaujolais, France where different styles of Gamey are produced. In some of the Cru Beaujolais areas, winemakers have noticed that the ____ is almost pink in color.

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____ is a very common soil in the Mosel region of Germany where top quality Riesling is grown. Most famously, the ___ is noted as blue and red.

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The famous wines of Champagne, Upper Loire, Burgundy, and Chablis are produced by the soil combination of clay and limestone. This soil is called ______ soil and is known to have fossilized marine organisms from the Jurassic period.

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In Australia, Coonawarra produces high quality Cabernet Sauvignon in _____ soil, which is known for having a reddish hue to it.

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This soil is naturally Phylloxera-resistant. It can often be found near the coast but is famous for producing some great wines in Piedmont, such as Barolo from Cannubi.

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These special rocks are found throughout the Southern Rhone area of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. They cover the growing areas and look like rounded pebbles. These ____ are great for reflecting light from the sun.

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Famous Soil Types Quiz
Rocky Start.

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Looks like you don’t know much about dirt, but it’s a tricky subject with a lot of overlap. Most soils are composed of different combinations. When it comes to fertilizing your knowledge, practice makes perfect, so consider subscribing to the Daily Drop Newsletter for a daily fact that will help you learn more about the wonderful world of wine.
Navigating the Terrain!

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Geological Wine Wizard!

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Impressive score! Soil can be tricky because there are so many varieties of soil, and usually, they’re composed of multiple soil combinations. Share your high score with friends because this is truly something to brag about! Then move on to the next advanced quiz on Wine365.com, we’re sure you’re up for the challenge.

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