The method of pruning according to Simonit & Sirch is predominantly referred to in Germany as "gentle pruning". The aim is to cut with as little wounds as possible, as cuts can be gateways for wood degrading fungi and thus affect the vitality of the vines in the long term up to vine failure. At the same time, the slow build-up of a vital wood body through the so-called ramification increases the volume of reserve substances and thus improves the vigor of the vines. Basically, a more airy canopy is also possible due to the gentle pruning, which contributes to uniform maturity and prevention of fungal diseases.