December 2015 Winter works
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A late-arriving winter allows us to do multiple activities in the vines.
After a few weeks of calm in the vines, it’s time for winter pruning.
During the winter, the vine is at rest. It is at this moment that one must shorten the vine shoots that grew the preceding year, in order to prepare the vine for new shoots that will carry the next year’s harvest.
Pruning may occur throughout the vine’s winter hibernation, as long as one avoids periods of frost.
Winter is also the time to replace missing vines.
New graftings are prepared and planted in the earth in order to preserve the longevity of the vineyard.
And in the cellar…
The first bottling of the new vintage begins !!!