Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bye bye leaves.

The leaves of Vitis vinifera live for approximately 150 days: that's almost a full 5 months, from the time of budbreak, of basking in the warm California sun. The basal leaves, the first to appear in the spring, have done their very best for this vintage and are now amongst the first to slowly take their leave. See ya next year!


Vinomaker said...

Given the very low temperatures during this growing season, most of the leaves have just been idling on the vine. Fortunately there are still some left to take advantage of the last couple weeks of warm weather.

Vinogirl said...

Yup, thankfully there is plenty of photosynthesising canopy still.