The vines this winter: a well-earned rest and careful maintenance

  • 15 February 2024

After the winter and our harvests, we applied a dose of preparation 500 to invigorate the soils and roots. This is the perfect time to till the soils, which are still warm and absorb the nutrients from the horn manure – the founding preparation of biodynamic cultivation – sprayed throughout the vineyards.

Then comes the winter, an important stage in the vine’s life cycle as it allows it to rest, and good preparations have a major impact on its future. For example, this is a good time to maintain tools such as stakes, which we replaced in Vougeot in particular for some of the Prieuré vines.

In October, we also received our Cîteaux rough staves for our future barrels, which we will be ageing for three years with regular turning so that they dry out properly and do not overly dominate our wines with their oak notes.

We also replaced missing vines and transplanted more than 6,000 young plants across all the vineyards, 1,468 in Côte de Beaune and 4,305 in Côte de Nuits split between 1,340 Chardonnay and 2,265 Pinot Noir, and in Clos du Prieuré in Vougeot, Bonnes Mares, and Chambolle-Musigny Les Argillères.

All of the vines were pruned on 25 February, and we are now getting ready to bend and attach the shoots.

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