COLOUR BLAST AT THE DOCARIOJA VINEYARDS
Grapevine vegetative cycle, leaf growth. We find a blast of green colour at the docarioja vineyards, the grapevine leaves are clearly visible and in some cases we also see the parts that will became the grapes.
The stage of leaf-growth marks a fundamental moment as it is in this phase when the sugar and acids molecules are formed in the leaves and these will condition the taste of the grapes and therefore the taste of our wines.
It is also time for green pruning (esparriza) as we call it in our area, when the vine-growers eliminate the herbaceous shoots that grow on trunk and wood to exclusively leave the necessary ones on spurs left after winter pruning to ensure their growth and at the same time the quality of the future grapes.