As with many things in life, trimming the vines is a delicate balance. Left to their own devices the shoots keep growing and then droop down shading the developing grapes – not good! On the other hand if you trim too much you rob the vines of the leaves it needs to photosynthesise and produce the sugars for the grapes – also not good! We hope to try and get it about right.
The photo above was taken yesterday morning, whilst I was out ploughing, looking back across the tops of the Grenache vines towards the Domaine, with perfect azure blue sky above.