2013 vintage is getting ready !

We started pruning the last vines in November , this operation will continue until March, during the vegetative rest . In the heart of winter, our team often face rough and harsh climatic conditions, to maintain and prepare the vines so that they resume their vegetative activity in spring in optimal conditions. When the vine loses its leaves during fall , long brown branches appear : the vine shoot. Without pruning until the following spring , buds they carry would grow in full, generating a large amount of foliage at the expense of grapes.

A Château La Croix Martelle , we practice a size ” spurred cordon ” is a short on a long frame size . It allows clusters to spread easily and enjoy the air and sunshine . The size Spurred cordon is a qualitative size limit output (-20 to 30%) and force it provides stadiums and homogeneous maturities.

Size requires real precision work and therefore constitutes a mode of conduct to control , balance , extend and improve the production of the vine.

Winter work in the vineyard at La Croix Martelle

winter work in the vineyard at La Croix Martelle