WHY DOES THE VINEYARD CRY?
THE CRYING OF THE VINE, THE BEGINNING OF A NEW VINTAGE
During the winter, between November and January, the vine loses its leaves and, as the cold increases, the vine enters a state of rest and dormant activity, there are no flowers or fruits, since only in this way will it be able to withstand the low temperatures and the adverse weather conditions of this time of year. The vine is therefore in a “vegetative stop” that will last until February.
Towards the month of March, when the average temperature exceeds 9-10ºC, and the soil begins to heat up, the first transformation of the vine takes place. The sap begins to flow again from the roots to the aerial parts of the plant, it is then that transparent drops that resemble tears begin to be observed by all the pruning cuts, wounds of the trunk and arms, it is what we call I cry from the vine. The vine comes out of its lethargy and marks the beginning of the new vintage.
The objective of this cry is the healing of the wounds of the plant. A way to protect them from different external aggressions such as vineyard pests.
At the end of the “vine weeping” period, when the daytime temperature is increasing and without excessive nighttime cold, the plant will begin to grow thanks to the reserves accumulated in the roots and in the trunk. The buds will begin to swell and develop to sprout. From these small buds the new shoots, leaves and fruits will be born that, after the harvest, will give rise to that delicious product that we call wine.