Cultivating the vines requires respect for the cycles of seasons, which define the periods of the soil’s rest and plant growth.
Winter is usually dedicated to pruning. The method used, called gobelet pruning, is characterised by a short trunk and long branches, broadly open and fanned out, providing efficient airing for the vinestock. During winter the vines rest and make up new reserves after the warm and dry summer months (June to September).
The following months are dedicated to various activities: tying up young vines, controlling the shoots and cutting back potential regrowths.
When the plants are well developed, a sulphur and copper treatment is applied as is required for the wines to cure illnesses such as mildew and powdery mildew.
Finally, analysis on different grape varieties is carried out to determine the maturity of grapes and fix a date for the grape picking.