The Loire Valley - Pays Nantais - Vineyard management

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Vineyard Mangement in Pays Nantais

  • Marginal climate for ripeness needs canopy management
  • Repeated spraying is necessary to prevent wine from dowy mildew and botrytis bunch rot.
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Why is canopy used in the Pays Nantais?

In order to facilitate ripeness canopies are more open than they were and leaf removal is carried out to ensure maximum exposure of grapes to the sun and to reduce the risk of fungal diseases.
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What can be a disadvantage of leaf removal?

  • The grapes can get sunburnt
  • Attention needs to be paid in the ripeness of skins of pips in determining  the harvest date --> sugar level is higher much quicker
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