Ever seen a grown vine cry?

by Laura Gray on April 4, 2013

Weeping VinesThis week the vines at Le Due Porte started to weep. This was not a reaction to the latest chapter of the Brunello wars  or a comment on the lack of a government, but a much-welcome sign that Spring is finally on its way and the linfa has started to flow. The soil warms and osmotic forces push water, containing various substances, up from the root system of the vine. This water is then expelled from the cuts (or “wounds”) from when the vine was pruned at the end of January.

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