Experimental training systems for Assyrtiko on Santorini
Boutari’s Santorini vineyard manager and agronomist Petros Vamvakousis recently sent in these photos illustrating experimental vine-training systems being studied on the island of Santorini for Assyrtiko grapes.
Traditionally, vineyards here are trained using baskets. The vines are trained to low-lying hand-woven baskets that allow the plant to create a canopy, protecting the fruit from the aggressive wind of the island and providing coverage that alleviates the heat of summer months. You can see the basket in this photo.
In essence, Boutari has created a form of hybrid training, with the basket on the bottom and the trellis on the top (as in the photo above).
Constant and continuous experimentation has been a hallmark of Boutari’s approach to winemaking since it began bottling Santorini with the Boutari label back in 1989.Explore posts in the same categories: Assyrtiko, Boutari, Santorini
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