Canopy Work

Canopy work aims to create an airy canopy that concentrates the assimilates of the vine on the shoots that carry grapes and only to the extent that the vine can supply all shoots equally. For this purpose, all superfluous shoots are broken away immediately after budding. As a result, wounds are avoided during subsequent pruning and fewer cuts are required overall. An airy foliage wall massively reduces fungal pressure and creates a more uniform ripeness.

If necessary, after the vine flowering, it is slightly defoliated on the shady side. This prevents potential sunburn and creates further airiness. In order to keep the acidity in the grapes stable and to produce sparkling base wines, we try to leave the grapes as much as possible in the shade and thus minimize defoliation.