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The vine can be grown by pruning patterns and geometries of the various rows, chosen to ensure the best production and to yield quality of grapes depending on weather and soil conditions.
One of the most common and oldest methods is the Guyot, or “the Latin” cultivation method that dates back to the Roman Empire, but which owes its name to an agronomist who devised the system in the nineteenth century. Since the vine bears fruit only on newer branches grown in the current season from the previous year’s seeds, the pruning of plants must be undertaken carefully and precisely. After the harvest is completed and the leaves have fall, we proceed in mid-winter with the pruning to remove all vegetation except for the one-year-old branches and a small portion of branch bearing two or three buds. The Guyot is suitable for highly-productive varieties and particularly for dry, sunny soils, as it allows the vine to maximize the limited resources available. The plant is maintained at a reduced size, between 40 and 100 centimeters in height.