Category: Viticulture

Viticulture

Stop poisoning vineyards

The grape varieties we grow, like most vegetable species, have the fundamental ability of plants to adapt to various changes and adversities: a very important patrimony of the dynamics of survival. The vines receive a continued ‘domestication’ through a series of interventions like clonal selection, harsh pruning, contained farming, intense […]

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7 February 2014
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Viticulture

Sketching the hills with vineyards

Agrarian irrigation and drainage networks were used by the ancient Italic civilisations and particularly by the Etruscans to primarily reduce the speed and quantity of surface water, encouraging percolation and limiting erosion. Hillside erosion is a constant phenomenon and each year, the river basins carry away material that corresponds to […]

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5 December 2013
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