We often get asked why Pinot Noir is a more expensive wine to purchase.
Viticulturist’s want to maximise the virtues of a truly magnificent grape.
At Dunnolly Estate, we follow that tradition by shoot thinning our vines just after flowering:
• To reduce crop levels
• To allow for greater wind flow – by keeping the inner canopy dry.
• To prevent disease such as powdery mildew and botrytis.
• Removing excess a leaves to allow more sunlight which optimise photosynthesis.
By reducing the crop at this early stage, it allows the grape vine to build flavours and take the specific features of our terroir. The work of Shoot Thinning translates to not only to the cost of production but enable the grapes to maximise their finesse.
Do enjoy our Dunnolly Estate hand tended wines.