Products – Buds
Buds mother-blocks, as already said for rootstocks, are implanted exclusively in soils that have not had vineyards, grapevine nurseries or rootstocks mother blocks for at least 10 years. This is a guarantee for the sanitary surety of the soil. Additionally, every 5 years, analyses are made during the vegetative phase, to test for the main viruses and the Flavescence Dorée phytoplasma.
Buds are collected from bud fields from various regions; aside from our own mother-blocks, during the years we have developed strong synergies with winegrowers in regions where many varieties have developed from. It grants us access to monitored and healthy genetic material, originating directly from the areas of maximal expression for those varieties. So, for example, Petit Verdot buds are secured mainly from the Bordeaux region. The same applies for autochthon varieties and massal selections. Most of the monitoring is effectuated during the vegetative period in the vineyards.