Clay soils produce wines with lots of power, strength, and boldness ("muscular" wines). Furthermore the clay keeps the soil cool and moist: two prime grape-growing conditions if you're in the right country.
Why You'll Love It:
These may put some hair on your chest, but it'll be worth it. Our Somm couldn't have picked two better wines to start with when exploring clay soil, Chianti and Rioja between two varieties acclaimed for playing so well in the clay!