Noble rot

So there’s this, like, fungus, right?

And it’s called Botrytis and it grows on grapes and stuff. And most fungus ruins grapes, especially wine grapes. Right? But some like French dude figured out that Botrytis cinerea sucks all the water out of grapes and actually like concentrates their flavor, and Botrytis wines sometimes are like better and more expensive. And stuff.

So winemakers call this fungus “noble rot”. 

But it still looks gnarly.


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