Terra Rossa

Some articles on terra rossa:

Terra Rossa (soil) - Red Mediterranean
... red Mediterranean soil, also known as terra rossa (Italian for "red soil") is a soil classification that has been formally superseded by the formal classifications of systems such as the FAO ... The terra rossa classification was still, as of 1997, a part of the national soil classifications of countries such as Israel and Italy ... Terra rossa occurs in areas where heavy rainfall dissolves carbon from the calcium carbonate parent rock and silicates are leached out of the soil to leave residual ...
Terra Rossa (soil)
... Terra rossa ( Italian for "red soil") is a type of red clay soil produced by the weathering of limestone ... Terra rossa is typically found in regions with a Mediterranean climate but can also be seen elsewhere, for example in Prince Edward Island, Canada ... Compared to most clay soils, terra rossa has surprisingly good drainage characteristics ...
South Australian Wine - Wine Regions - Limestone Coast Zone
... Australia, and is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon grown in its terra rossa soil ... factor, with the lands with red terra rossa soil being visually distinguishable from the black soil found interspersed throughout the region ... The soil of the area includes clay, sand and loam on top of limestone, with some patches of terra rossa ...

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