The vines

The choice of plants (low yield), carefully managed pruning (short), strict control of plant care treatments, limited use of fertilisers, training the vines (espaliered, raised, tying in, etc.) and the choice of effective equipment all serve one main purpose : to control yields (producing quality rather than quantity), allow nature to take its course, reduce difficult labour conditions and long working hours. For example : the planting distance between the rows as well as between each vine is closely studied and often changed. Controlling mildew involves removing the leaves on one side, which allows better ventilation of the berries and therefore saves time when cutting and pruning.