This 2020 academic review underpins fundamentally the work of those engaged with regenerative viticulture, including the work of the Regenerative Viticulture Foundation, by highlighting a demonstrable link between soil health and the soil components of terroir. It then goes a step beyond and synthesizes the literature on how cover crops and compost application affect soil health, to finally identify knowledge gaps in viticultural practices which impact terroir.
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