Wine Word of the Week: Canopy



By Kori ~ January 16th, 2010.

Wine Word of the WeekThis week’s Wine Word of the Week is canopy.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Canopy is the part of the vine above the ground, formed by the leaf and shoot system. It includes the trunk, cordon or canes, shoots, leaves, and fruit.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Canopy is the part of the grapevine that is above the ground in the vineyard.


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