Wine glossary

pruning
Definition:important procedure for the grape vine, during the dormant period of the vine (in winter)

During this winter pruning, the vine is adjusted to suit the chosen vine training system and can have an influence over the quality of the wine (yield to quality law). Relevant to each type of training system, we talk of a spur (2-3 buds), fruit cane or rod (4 – 5 buds), (green) shoot cane (6 – 8 buds) and cordon (more than 8 buds).