The leaves of the #vine have now fallen and #pruning is well underway in the #vineyards.

This operation consists of selecting the #buds that will bear the fruit of the future #harvest.

Around 180 hours of work per hectare are required to carry out this very laborious winter task.

Also, and because the vine does not last forever, we have decided to grub up around 2 hectares of our vineyards that are at the end of their life and no longer yielding grapes.

A minimum of 5 years will be necessary to rebuild these #plots with new plantings.

Let’s not forget that our job as #winegrowers also requires us to prepare for the future !

📷 Before pruning / After pruning

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cuverie tonneaux champagne mandois

After a good level of activity in the middle of the year, there has been a noticeable slowdown since the start of November.

Our hopes are now focused on December when the lockdown restrictions will certainly be eased and allow us to enjoy our delicious Mandois champagnes with family and friends.

As we approach the end of the year, I would like to quote the actress Marlène Dietrich who I think had it right when she said: “Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner”.

So, let’s think about that and put it into practice!

Claude Mandois

📷 Bernard Avart, former foreman of Champagne Mandois & Claude

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