The Importance of Pruning Grapevines
My first visit to Bordeaux shattered romantic notions of rambling grapevines. Seeing those tightly clipped vineyards, I wondered where all those passionate winemakers had gone, and when the bean-counters had moved in. At the time, we were enroute to Northern Portugal, where vineyards were still growing in wild abandon. It was perplexing. Why do some grapevines enjoy a mardi-gras while others perform a military parade?
The answer is simple. It depends on what’s going to happen with the fruit.
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