March 2019 Towards the end of the winter work
In the vineyard …
It is early February that the disassembly phase ends.
It also follows the end of the draw and burning of the remaining shoots.
In this first week of February, we can notice a few mornings at negative temperatures.
Note however that the temperatures of the second part of February will be exceptionally hot. In the afternoon, temperatures of 15 ° will not be rare!
We can already observe some rare crying of the vine.
It is in mid-February that the second phase of size begins: the final size.
It is then a question of cleaning the selected sticks. They will be ready to be folded and tied.
A dynamization of horsetail is spread at the 15th of the month. This preparation is recommended before the full Easter moon; this is the first of a series of 3 sprays. This is to limit diseases caused by fungi and to stimulate the biological activity of soils.
This month is also an opportunity to start organic fertilizer application.
At the cellar …
The last rackings of the vintage are made the 12th of the month.
February 28 is bottled the appellation Vosne Romanée Cuvée “Précolombiere”.