So what's in a name? Here's the story...
Many philosophies have a set of classical elements believed to reflect the simplest essential parts and principles of which the fundamental powers of everything are based. The classical elements are Earth, Fire, Water and Air. More recently, classical elements refer to ancient concepts which some science writers compare to the modern states of matter, relating earth to the solid state, fire to plasma, water to liquid and air to gaseous. In classical thought, the four elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air frequently occur; sometimes including a fifth element called aether in ancient Greece and akasha in India. The concept of the five elements formed a basis of analysis in both Hinduism and Buddhism. In Hinduism, particularly in an esoteric context, the four states-of-matter describe matter, and a fifth element describes that which was beyond the material world. Similar lists existed in ancient China and Japan. In Buddhism the four great elements, to which two others are sometimes added, are not viewed as substances, but as categories of sensory experience.
These classical elements are visually shown as triangles in various positions, and just as the *terroir of a vineyard can influence the final product of the fermented fruit, the terroir is influenced by these classical elements. Moreover, wine is our passion for one simple reason......it requires you to use all of your senses, and the classical elements are the foundation for this experience.
*Terroir is the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with plant genetics, express in agricultural products such as wine, coffee, chocolate, tomatoes, heritage wheat, and tea. The concept has also crossed to other Protected Appellations of Origin (PDOs a form of geographical indication), products such as cheeses.Dan K. Johnson MBA