Battling The Grapevine Esca To Save Old Vines

Brunello vintage harvest 2013
The management of the old vines, in the attempt to keep them in life as many years as possible, it is indispensable that we grub up vines affected by grapevine esca ("mal dell'esca" in Italian), a fungal disease for which there are still no cures.

The only mode to stop it from expanding is to cut the vines (above) and burn them using work utensils, being careful not to touch the healthy vines.

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