The type of soil that grapes are grown in will often influence the taste and aroma of the wine. For example, in Burgundy, the limestone-rich soil of Chablis imbues flavors to the grapes, which in turn tend to impart a flinty taste to the wine. Ergo, a wine that has taken on the flavor or aroma of minerals in the vineyard soil is said to be minerally. True wine connoisseurs can actually pick out the minerals most commonly present, such as iron, chalk, tin, flint, stone, and such. A minerally wine may sound rather unappetizing, but it's actually a sought-after quality for many white wines.