The trellising began on Monday. This manual task is to aerate the grapes and the branches to maximize the surface for photosynthesis and to put a staple to hold the branches between the tying-up wires.
The sun finally came back! But according to the weather forecast, it will not stay so let's enjoy it! Disbudding ended yesterday (with rain) and the first shear shots were given (dispite the weather the vines grow because there is no lack of water and the sporadic heat pleases it).
Let's hope this dry weather will last for two reasons:
- If the current weather pleases the vine, it pleases weeds too! Ground work will resume, we just need to wait until the soil dries a bit.
- The blooming began for the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir. Therefore, we need dry weather to prevent it from sinking. Pinot Meunier's berries started to separate and suggest a soon blooming.
The trellising should begin next week (remember last year we started May 29th and the full blooming was around May 23rd). Time goes by but every year is different...