This morning we started the winter pruning. We make small cuts on the wood, in order to facilitate the plant's ability to circulate the lymph efficiently. This practice carried out on spurred cordon determines the development of ramifications, respecting the aptitude of the vine to ramify, to build live wood and to maintain the correct functionality of the lymph.
The aspect that has changed a lot compared to previous years is the time of pruning: we use the "delay effect" on budding. Due to climate change, this delayed action, allows us to be better protected in cases of cold in spring, therefore we will have much less risk of damage caused by frosts. Delaying budding tends to postpone the vegetative cycle of the vine and consequently also the harvest, which tends to take place in cooler time.