Prosecco Diaries: April 2015

Substitution of grafted cuttings in Monfumo.

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April 4 – The cover crop continues to grow. It’s a carpet made of a thousand colors.

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April 5 – Those are some buds in our Caerano vineyard.

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April 7 – We concentrate our efforts in the Monfumo vineyard by hoeing the young vines and distributing vegetal compost in the lower part of the vineyard. We’ll use a scraper to distribute it in the part of the vineyard when we plant new vines in a few days.

Spargimento compost a Monfumo.

April 8 – We add compost among the vines we’ve previously hoed so as to keep the soil loose and moist around the plants.

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April 9 – This is a grafted cutting after we applied compost. Those are buds in the higher part of our Monfumo vineyard.

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April 13 – Buds in our Cornuda vineyard.

Hoeing.

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April 14 – Cleaning between the rows of our Cornuda vineyard.

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April 15 – We start working at dawn so that we can finish all of our work in time. The cover crop continues to grow rapidly.

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April 21 – The mustard plants are nearly two meters high.

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Buds.

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April 22 – We distribute compost in our Cornuda vineyards as well.

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April 23 – We get up at dawn to mow the grasses between the rows with our trimmer in Monfumo. It’s two days of heavy work.

April 24 – We till the soil around the vines to protect the compost from the sun and warm temperatures.

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April 28 – 50 mm of rain force us to do our first vineyard treatment of the year.

April 20 – We begin to remove side shoots and prune excess buds so that the vines won’t produce too much fruit.


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