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AliMac
1116649.  Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:53 am Reply with quote

New here so please forgive any errors, mistakes and slips! I have a quite interesting question.

What connects Pouilly-Fume, Brent Crude and a village in Dorset?

It's a slight fix, particularly with the Pouilly-Fume part, but the answer is that a Swiss Geologist called Jules Thurmann wrote a book in 1832 which classified the stratigraphy of some rocks of particular interest to him, the Jura mountains, and one of the strata he named after a very well known section of well exposed and studied strata on the Dorset coast, situated by the village of Kimmeridge. The Jurassic era was a time of massive floral and faunal growth after an extinction event and a lot of hydrocarbons were formed. It so happens that the Brent Field (and in fact most of North Sea Oil) comes from the same Kimmeridge Clay levels. These stretch right across Europe but also pop up in the Loire valley and form part of the terroir in the Pouilly-Fume AOC.

SI, I think, or somewhat interesting!

Alistair

 
Jenny
1116738.  Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:08 pm Reply with quote

So the grapes in Pouilly-Fume have a slight savour of Brent Crude? Well I think that's interesting :-)

Welcome to the forums, AliMac.

 

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