limestone

Lemma

limestone

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

A rock made of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate).1

Nota

Common limestones differ from chalk (a special type of limestone) in being hard and not readily penetrated by plant roots, except through cracks. The soils formed over limestones are often much richer in clay than the underlying limestone, although pebbles of the limestone may be common in the vineyard, especially on slopes. Some limestone soils, such as the Mediterranean Terra Rossa, are red-brown in colour; these are moderately alkaline and have a good clay loam texture and structure. Leaching of the calcium carbonate from sandy limestones will leave the soil relatively sandy.2

Contesto

The resulting soil is rich in nutrients and minerals, drains very well, and provides a thin layer over the limestone beneath. Many wineries have found this to be a perfect growing environment for Cabernet Sauvignon, with Bowen, Parker Estate, Wynns and Highbank Vineyards among some of the best.3

Trascrizione fonetica

[ˈlaɪmˌstəʊn]4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

late 14c., from lime (n.1) + stone (n.).1

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova – Dipartimento di Lingue e Culture Moderne – Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Fri Sep 27 09:52:11 2013
Autore

Veronica Previti

Fonti

1 : Jancis Robinson, The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 567

2 : Jancis Robinson, The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 567

3 : «raquo;, Winegeeks, 29/08/13,

4 : «raquo;, Collins Dictionary, 29/08/13,

1 : «raquo;, Online Etymology Dictionary, 28/08/13,

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