The removal of lateral shoots
Once shoots have been thinned, the trellis has been raised and the vines have been trimmed, summer starts with the removal of lateral shoots. These secondary shoots grow between the leaf and the main shoot in front of the clusters, on the side of the rising sun. Removing them ensures that air can circulate in the vines, helps the grapes to ripen and limits the risk of disease.
Many thanks Frédéric Laborde (Technical Director – Château de Sales)!