Between man and his land
Severe pruning at the end of the winter allows improving vegetation and control of the productivity of the vine. The pruning is the essential factor to obtain quality: when practised by an experienced winegrower, this meticulous work remains manual.
Numerous type of pruning exists, but the most widespread in Burgundy and the one we have retained, is known as the "Guyot pruning".
Each year we keep two branches, "la baguette" that will give productive branches and "le courson", which will give the woods to be pruned in the following year.
The severe de-budding allows to regulate the crop, to improve the pruning and relieve strenght to the rootstock. Therefore, allowing better ventilation of the grape bunches and exposure to the sun, to favour the flowering which usually takes place in early June.