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Leaf Roll Virus Causing Headaches In South Africa's Vineyards

James Molesworth
Issue: December 15, 2001

Leaf roll, a viral disease that strikes grapevines, is proving to be a major problem for South African wineries, especially those in Stellenbosch, the country's premier wine region. The disease, which reduces vine yields and can leave grapes unripened, has vintners worried; if the problem goes unchecked, South Africa's reputation could be hurt by the production of too many "green," bitter wines.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2001.

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