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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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canopy, that 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. It is a term borrowed from forestry, and was first used for grapevines by Professor Nelson shaulis of cornell university. See canopy management.