leaf removal


leaf removal

Etichetta di dominio


Etichetta grammaticale

c. n.


Vineyard practice aimed at helping to control botrytis bunch and other bunch rots, and at improving grape composition and therefore wine quality. 1


Winegrowers have practiced leaf removal to influence different wine styles and allow air circulation to fight disease pressure. [...]
The main reasons behind leaf removal for most growers are combating disease by allowing more air flow, favoring skin thickening, and influencing wine style. However, there are a range of options pertaining to the quantity of leaves to be removed or retained without damaging the grapes or the vine. 2


Good canopy management techniques, including shoot positioning and removal, cluster thinning, hedging, shoot tipping and leaf removal, are essential tools for growing high-quality wine grapes in our region. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[liːf rɪˈmuː.vəl] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

To defoliate. 5


Leaf: O.E. leaf "leaf of a plant, page of a book," from P.Gmc. laubaz. 6
removal: (from "to remove") O.Fr. remouvoir, from L. removere "move back or away," from re- "back, away" + movere "to move". 7

Etichetta di paese

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere

Data della scheda
Wed Jul 8 00:00:00 2009

Barbara Gavina, rev. Scanu, rev Gerbaudo


1 : Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to Wine. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, 1st edition, p. 559.

2 : «http://www.practicalwinery.com/SeptOct07/septoct07p62.htm», (06/03/2008)

3 : «http://www.farmwest.com/index.cfm?method=pages.showPage&pageid=320», (06/06/2008)

4 : A.S. Hornby, Oxford advanced learner's dictionary. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2005, 7th edition, p. 873, 1282.

5 : «http://www.practicalwinery.com/marapr05/marapr05p48.htm », (05/07/2009)

6 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=leaf&searchmode=none», (05/07/2009)

7 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=remove&searchmode=none», (05/07/2009)

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