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Task of the month : pruning the vines

Task of the month : pruning the vines

It continues in January

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Vine pruning starts with the fall of the vine leaves, as soon as the sap has retreated back down into the roots. This is a lengthy process which stretches from November to March.

The pruning method will have an impact on the wine produced in the coming year: the more fruiting canes there are, the more clusters there will be. However, quantity does not always mean quality and it’s the winegrower’s job to find a happy medium between the two.

During the pruning season, the winegrower also has to look after the vineyard trellis (replacing stakes, tightening wires) and replace any missing vines.

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