Wine Word of the Week: Shoot positioning

By Kori ~ March 8th, 2011.

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is shoot positioning.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Shoot positioning is the spring and summertime viticultural practice of placing vine shoots in the desired position to assist in trimming, leaf removal, and harvest operations, to facilitate the control of vine diseases and vine pests.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Shoot positioning is a canopy management technique in which shoots are arranged so that the microclimate has good sunlight penetration and good air circulation to all leaves.

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