ZOOM : CROPPING-POLLARDING

::::: THE FRUIT-SET :::::

At the beginning of July, during the fruit-set, the grapes starts appearing.

At this time, the wine-maker Nathalie Millo and her team, prune the shoots which are growing up: this is the cropping, and on the sides : this is the pollarding.

This work is done mechanically and favor the maturation of grape by offering a better exhibition to sun. It allows as well to optimise the passage in between the rows.
Moreover, the vines being more aerated, they have less chances to catch diseases.