It has been a remarkable two plus weeks here in Cardan and I thought we would take a couple or more blog posts to explain what’s happening in each if the vineyards. Miracles do happen and vintage 2013 may be one I those occasions. So let’s first get into the vineyard… this week it’s the turn of Hourcat Sud, the home our beautiful Cloud 100% CabernetFranc.
When adversity strikes, it is an opportunity not just to bounce back to what we did previously but to bounce forward and set a new benchmark. Although you won’t see it in the photos for a while yet, we have taken the decision to not only recover the vineyard from the mass of uncontrollable grass but to implement an advanced grass and under canopy soil management programme. With continued good weather, all soil under the vines will be tilled and freed of weeds ( no herbicides remember!) and every other row will retain a biodiversity grass zone in the middle. Watch out for the video in Hourcat Centre of how this will be achieved.