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Plantation density

Number of vines per hectare. It varies from one region to another, depending on the type of soil, the grape varieties, and local customs. In the Bordeaux region, it varies from 3000 to 10000 vines per hectare. It has become a political and polemical subject: producers who are adept at high densities want to impose their views on everyone else, whereas the system of high and wide vines with a large leaf area has long since shown its ability to produce wines of excellent quality. Numerous studies have shown that the leaf/fruit ratio is essential, as it is photosynthesis that ripens the grapes.

On our estate, the last plantations (2010) are carried out at 4000 vines/hectare (2.50m*1m).