Benefits of pruning
Wine is certainly an inevitable component on the tables of all of us, being famously the symbol of the company, as well as the ideal drink to be served together with a wide range of dishes. Yet obtaining a quality product is not at all simple. Taking care of the vine following the right cultivation methods is at the basis of the good state of health of the plant and, consequently, of its productivity. To ensure this, vine pruning is one of the fundamental objectives to be accomplished. In fact, performing a good pruning is notoriously one of the key points for obtaining a quality wine. Pruning the vines optimally and thus having a good wine ready to serve on the table can become a simple and fun activity for everyone, but also satisfying.
When to prune
The pruning of the vine is carried out initially starting from the second year of life of the plant. It takes place a second time in the same year and a third time in the following year. The best time to prune the vine is in the winter season, when the plant has lost its leaves, precisely between the months of January and February. However, there is a need to remember some temporal variations about pruning, which mainly depend on the age of the vine. In fact, the youngest plants will be pruned at the end of the winter season, because this serves to eliminate more parts of the plant that the harsh winter climate has contributed to damage. In some cases, such as for example the vine with white grapes, you can also proceed with a summer pruning.