Discover the world of ampelography, the scientific study of grape vines and their leaves
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Discover the world of ampelography, the scientific study of grape vines and their leaves. From the rolling vineyards of France to the sun-soaked hills of Europe, let's explore some notable grape varieties and their unique identifiers. First up, the Pinot Noir leaf, easily identified by its distinct shape that goes all the way into the center of the vine. (A pinot noir leaf) Next, the Trousseau grape from Jura, France, with its large, lobed leaves that resemble a hand with fingers spread out. (Ampelography, Grape Trousseau Jura) The Grenache grape from Cotes du Rhone, France, boasts smaller, round leaves with serrated edges, resembling a hand with fingers slightly curled. Grape Grenache Cotes du Rhone) The Chasselas grape from Rose de Montauban, Auvergne, France, has a heart-shaped leaf with a distinct notch at the base. Grape Chasselas Rose de Montauban Auvergne) Lastly, the Poulsard grape from Jura, France, is recognized by its triangular-shaped leaf with a pointed tip. Grape Poulsard Jura) Now, let's venture beyond France. In Europe, the grape vines of Albania showcase diverse leaves, such as those with deeply lobed leaves that resemble a hand with fingers spread wide. (Europe, Albania) And in another corner of Europe, the grape leaves of Albania display a unique, almost fan-like shape, with wavy edges and a pointed tip. Albania) These are just a few the fascinating world and the diverse grape varieties it encompasses. Stay tuned for more explorations into the world of wine and its captivating leaves.