VINE GROWTH CYCLE-LEAF GROWTH II
With the sun light we are enjoying these days, the grapevine continues with its stage in the vegetative cycle, the leaf growth.
In the leaves, with oxygen, water and the sunlight captured by a substance called chlorophyll, will be performed several processes which will form the acids and sugar molecules, that will determine the taste of the grapes that the vine will produce and therefore the taste of the wine elaborated from those grapes.
The viticulturist will perform the work of green pruning ( “espergura” or as we say in this area “esparriza” ) which means to light prune the unwanted shoots grown on the trunk, leaving only the ones grown on the spurs left after winter pruning.
In this time of the year the winegrowers are more aware about the climatology, fearing the rain and thanking every sunny day, a decisive factor for the grapevine growth at this moment.