VITICULTURE AND HARVEST


Expertise, Dedication and an Excellent team.

Special care was taken in the preparation of the planting to cause as little disturbance to the soil structure as possible, thereby enabling the quality of the terroir to be fully expressed in the wine. Soil analysis and mapping were carried out in France in order to identify the best plots. Vines are closely spaced with a density of around 2,250 plants per acre (5,558 plants per hectare) with a view to minimizing the yield per vine, thereby enhancing the quality.

Two weather stations on the vineyard supply very precise data enabling access to a 14-day forecast; monitoring possible rains is, for instance, of particular importance. This places our viticulture processes on the same level as the top vineyards in Europe.

From February to April the grapes are harvested by hand with special care during the cool nights and brought to the winery where the berries are checked by our sorting team to remove any dried, green, immature berries and leaves, before being moved to stainless steel tanks for the fermentation process.

Mr. Manjunath V.G, our General Manager and head Viticulturist, is a postgraduate in Horticulture from Dharwad University of Agricultural Science. He has been involved in this outstanding project from the very beginning.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Pandey, Assistant General Manager is a postgraduate in Botany from Dr RML Avadh University Faizabad with a specialization in Plant Pathology. He is a renowned expert in grape pathology and involved in the implementation of all the viticulture practices and management.