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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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silt, description of particles of intermediate size between clay and sand. See soil texture and geology for more details of this particular form of soil classification. Grains of silt dominate loess and are often predominant in alluvial soils. Silt is a major component of many of the soils in California’s Napa Valley.