Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Grapes on the Vine

These grapes were growing in an old vineyard above the castle ruins in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Provence.

Large round stones at the base of the vines absorb heat from the sun and help keep the roots warm at night, thereby ripening the grapes more quickly.

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2 comments:

carin.c July 22, 2009 at 1:55 PM  

Love this shot of the grapes... and the little story tidbits that go with it.

christine July 23, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

Thank you, Carin :)

 

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