Trees and hedges in between vineyards A few days ago, while walking in the Barla vineyard, I watched the wild flowers that for at least twenty years have grown in different spaces with a precise positioning that allows them to share in the environment’s micro variability that eludes me. So, […]
The grapevine is a liana with important vegetation, and belongs to the Ampelidee family, genus Vitis. Left in the wild, it spreads rapidly and the buds, in some varieties, can reach 100m. It’s a climber by nature that continues climbing until it finds an anchor. If not pruned, it quickly […]
Grape growing in “our boot” has profound roots (Enotria tellus: meaning cultivating plants tied to a pole). There are many archaeological testimonies: vessels in Syracuse, finds in the Po Valley and the Etruscans with their rituals and conception of drinking and cultivating the vineyard. The Etruscans even exported their wine […]
In 2005, I was invited to a scientific meeting on Muscat vines at Lanzarote (in the Canary Islands) – a real geological laboratory. Here the vines survive in great big holes dug by the lava, protected from the wind by dry walls. A difficult environment, and yet the vines here […]
Viticulture adds value and brings order and beauty to the hills, increasing the charm of a destination. It is therefore essential that its cultivation is in harmony with the land, our most precious asset, and therefore with plants. For a more sustainable general economy.
Pruning is necessary for vegetative balance and a consistent production of grapes. However, never forget that vines do not heal their wounds. It is therefore essential that pruning be done according to the logic of the physiology of the sap in order to always keep the plant’s tissue renewal alive. […]