IN THE VINEYARD
Terroir is central to everything at Montrose. It needs to be treated with respect, day after day, in order to express all its diversity. Each individual contribution, in-house or from outside, aims for uncompromising excellence. At the end of the harvest, the vineyard manager and technical manager meet to plan the winter‘s work, such as uprooting, replanting and fertilisation. Pruning is decided according to the results of the previous vintage, because pruning affects not only the shape of the plant over time but also, and above all, the future yield of each vinestock. Year after year, the vinegrowers are constantly shaping the Montrose vineyard.
Pruning is complete. With the arrival of spring the vine awakens and budbreak begins: the buds open and small leaves appear, the shoots and leaves grow, the sap rises again. The temperature gradually climbs, accompanied by April showers. Growth is important and so is the work in the vineyard: the vegetation needs to be controlled and guided. The vinegrowers train the shoots.