The winter provides the vine with the rest essential to its biological cycle. Indeed, it has just completed an extremely strenuous period involving plant growth and the ripening of the grapes. The birds then steal the last grape seeds softened by the first frosts. The earth goes back to work when the first blending takes place, under the watchful eye of the winegrower.
It then becomes time for the pruning, which will under no circumstances disturb the grape variety’s vegetative rest.
PRUNING: Pruning is carried out between December and March. This delicate and time-consuming operation can only be done by hand. It consists in choosing the buds for the season to come.
DORMANCY: With the drop in temperature, the wine enters the vegetative dormancy phase.