LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Video first posted on Ellen’s Wine World on Facebook. Photos of new Pinot Noir planting were taken 2 April 2012, with Raymond Paccot of Domaine La Colombe and his vineyard team.
One row of new vines replaces two older ones which were planted too closely together to allow mowing by machine.
These are organically grown grapes (“bio” or “bio-dynamique” in French) and correct treatment calls for green plants between the rows, but the height must be strictly controlled for proper aeration and humidity control in the vineyard. Paccot explains (English).