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Discover our winemakers in the vineyards and learn about the different steps of the vine lifecycle.
Despite these difficult times, nature keeps its pace.
The vineyards are waking up and following their natural rhythm. It is essential we care for it.
Pruning finished last week. This is the first task after harvest.
It starts as soon as the leaves fall down and continues from November to March.
By pruning the vineyard, we keep it in balance.
It induces its vigor, fertility and maturity. It also allows us to control the yield in terms of quality and quantity.
At the end of winter as soon as the soil's temperature hits 10 to 11°C, you can see the grapevine bleeding.
The sap that naturally drips consists of water with dissolved salts and organic material.
Tying the vine is the practice of attaching the shoots to a trellis wire using ties.
It is a meticulous operation that allows us to guide the shoots of the vine in the best possible direction.
By ploughing the soil we can naturally remove weeds that take away nutrients from the vines without having to use herbicides.
Not only does ploughing aerate the soil, improve its structure and drainage, it also stimulates biological activity and leads to a healthy soil.
During spring, buds swell, and protective scales unwrap.
The cottony down which appears, is what we call 'bud break'.
It's the very first visible manifestation of physiological activity in the plant and signals the awakening of the vineyard.
Following bud break, the buds continue to swell and stretch out, which is known as the "green-tip bud burst".