As spring finally starts to arrive life in the vineyard begins to change. The vines start the crucial ‘bud burst’ and vineyard workers keep a keen eye on late frosts, which can devastate the first sprouts. The vines are very delicate at this stage.
In May ‘flowering’ arrives and the tender stalks and leaves begin to mature. As June arrives there is a period of intense work as the vines are trained into growing at the optimum position.
Historically vines were on a traditional cup-shape training system but have progressed to a trellis system in recent years.
The trellis system allows better ventilation, helping to prevent diseases and also increases the leafy surface area, protecting the fruit from direct sunlight and helping to regulate night time temperatures.
You can read more about the vineyard management of Cava producers in this free download: The-Green-Book-of-Cava-ENG
To learn more about Cava visit the main international site: www.docava.es