We began the season with the late winter pruning. With this practice, we delay the emergence of shoots and avoid the frosts of May, which caused so much damage in the first few years...
We began the season with the late winter pruning, starting on March 26. With this practice, we delay the emergence of shoots and avoid the frosts of May, which caused so much damage in the first few years...
The pruning was severe. We had to treat the vines affected by the hailstorm last spring; many had to be cut down to 20cm off the ground. This was a task that was unfortunately necessary in order to gradually restore the plant-productive equilibrium of the vine.
The life cycle was 7 days ahead on 2015. The first shoots emerged on April 3. On April 19, while the Pinot Noir was continuing to be stripped, the Chardonnay began to foliate. Inflorescence began to appear on May 10. Flowering began on June 15, with a uniform setting of the grape.
The vine developed very well, with the new shoots a sign of healthy roots. The dry climate and constant breeze from the south-east have helped ensure an absence of pests. The presence of ladybirds bore witness to good biodynamic practices.
The knots were placed further apart (between 8 and 10cm).
Green pruning was done with great care, and practised to an extent in the stripping of the vines at the rural estates of Las Perreras and La Cuestecica.
In the fifth year of the plantation, the most-developed vines were already 3cm in diameter.
We have good reason to celebrate!
This year, we have committed to investment in the erection of netting to protect the vineyard from hail and fauna.
To prevent tendrils from getting tangled in the netting, we will erect the netting in a bell shape until the end of August, when we will take it down and tie it to protect the clusters from birds and wild boar.