Did you know that the leaf shape of each vine allows us to identify the grape variety?

Looking at the shape of the leaves and clusters has made it possible to identify more than 11,000 species of vitis vinifera in the world! This science is known as ampelography and comes from the Greek words ámpelos “vine” + graphos “writing”

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There are different morphological elements that enable us to distinguish one variety from another.

We invite you to select the descriptors below to learn how to differentiate between them!

 

There are different morphological elements that enable us to distinguish one variety from another.

We invite you to select the descriptors below to learn how to differentiate between them!

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There are different morphological elements that enable us to distinguish one variety from another. We invite you to select the descriptors below to learn how to differentiate between them!

If we look at the whole leaf, we can see if it is heart-shaped, round, rectangular or has another shape.

If we look at the whole leaf, we can see if it is heart-shaped, round, rectangular or has another shape.

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There are different morphological elements that enable us to distinguish one variety from another. We invite you to select the descriptors below to learn how to differentiate between them!

LOBES

We can count the number of lobes that the leaves have – they have one, three, five, seven or even more.

LOBES

We can count the number of lobes that the leaves have – they have one, three, five, seven or even more.

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There are different morphological elements that enable us to distinguish one variety from another. We invite you to select the descriptors below to learn how to differentiate between them!

TEETH

The shape of the teeth also helps us to identify the varieties, as they can be concave, rectilinear and / or have convex sides.

TEETH

The shape of the teeth also helps us to identify the varieties, as they can be concave, rectilinear and / or have convex sides.

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There are different morphological elements that enable us to distinguish one variety from another. We invite you to select the descriptors below to learn how to differentiate between them!

PETIOLAR SINUS

The degree of opening of the petiolar sinus is another way of differentiating between varieties: it can be very open, open, closed, slightly overlapping or very overlapping.

PETIOLAR SINUS

The degree of opening of the petiolar sinus is another way of differentiating between varieties: it can be very open, open, closed, slightly overlapping or very overlapping.

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There are different morphological elements that enable us to distinguish one variety from another. We invite you to select the descriptors below to learn how to differentiate between them!

HAIR

The density of hair on the underside of the leaves is another way of identifying varieties; it can vary between zero or very low through to low, medium, high or very high density.

HAIR

The density of hair on the underside of the leaves is another way of identifying varieties; it can vary between zero or very low through to low, medium, high or very high density.