This is the period when the vegetation's only requirement is to burst into life. One can feel all the tension. The rising of the sap marks the end of pruning. It is the final snip of the shears to sculpt the vines for the rest of the year. (Guyot pruning) Spore contamination (eutypiose) is thus controlled by this natural barrier. The 1st ploughing of the soil deters weed growth with the help of nitrogen fertilizer. The rhythm of frequency is approximately every three weeks, according to precipitation levels.

The state of trellising must then be checked carefully and repaired before attaching the cane. Fastening lasts approximately 3 weeks. The canes are pulled down on the pruning wire in such a way to mark the bend and stop future vegetation from tangling. During the month of May, after the tension of spring frost has past, it is necessary to severely prune the undesirable new shoots. This operation is referred to as green pruning, summer pruning, or even sucker removing... Aeration, potential yield and future pruning are the parameters which guide each operation. It is the moment of the first mildew contamination and the procession of timed treatments according to the temperature and precipitation levels.

The growth of the vine sometimes happens so fast in June that we don't stop running from one parcel to the other to trellis, afraid if a new branch will be break by wind or rain... or under their own weight. Protection against oidium begins by the 7th leaf. The 1st trim takes place around flowering and is repeated approximately every 15 days.

L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé. A consommer avec modération.
Réalisé par i-création