Task of the month : pruning the vines

Task of the month : pruning the vines

It continues in January


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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