Carmen wanted to shrivel out of sight.
The berries do not shrivel up as those do that are affected by the black rot.
Scrob; the root, which is also seen in "shrimp" and "shrivel," means to contract.
Apart from the fact that reckoning from the birth of Christ was by no means universal, and consequently the mass of men were ignorant that there was such a thing as the year 1000, one wonders how that most enduring type of architecture, the Romanesque, reached its maturity among men who thought that the earth itself was so soon to "shrivel like a parched scroll."
The leaves shrivel, the plant ceases to grow, and the grapes that are formed also shrivel and die.
The grapes are allowed to remain on the vines some three to four weeks longer than is the case in the Medoc, and the result is that they shrivel up and become over-ripe, and so contain relatively little water and a very large quantity of sugar.