Like every year, this is the time when the pruning operations end. It is needed to be done each year, to give the right structure to the vine and control the production.
We finally ended the pruning and the dormant buds are now waking up. They’re now ready to give us the annual fruit-bearing branches. Pruning is an ancestral technique to tame the vine because when growing naturally it is an heliophilous liana (that means a kind of liana that likes the sun light). Cutting the strongest vine shoots, the pruning operation is done to give to the plant the right shape and adjust the production, leaving an appropriate number of buds. Pruning the vine is a real art. The more the vine gets older, the more it will take the shape that the winemaker has in is mind, using the scissors like a painter uses his crayons.