Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wines I'm Making: Shoot Thinning (2011)

I got into the vines today and made the final selection of the canes that will be allowed to grow and fruit this year. Tomorrow morning, if time permit, I'll do a second sulfur spraying to protect the vines against mold. So far, the plants look excellent. A lot of rain over the winter and cool, dry weather so far this spring have got them off to a very good start. I hope the wine will be as good as the condition of the plants promises. The photo above shows the vines before thinning, the photo below shows them after thinning.

[Update: Did the second sulfur spraying of the season the following morning, May 11.]

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