THE IMPOSSIBLE VINYARD
Rainfall 150 mm/year
Absence of Phylloxera
An impossibility of mechanization
Consequences and Remedies
Interruption of the vegetative process is incomplete thus, it is induced by pruning.
A layer of volcanic ash which impedes evaporation.
300/900 plants/ha. 1.000-1.500 kg/ha.
Protective walls made of lava stones.
Ground level planting.
Pre-Phylloxera grape varieties.
All work is done by hand.
Grapes enter the bodega in 20kg. boxes.