Ancient practices allow the improvement of the physical, chemical
and biological properties of the soil, the proper development of the vines,
while destroying weeds and numerous parasites.
Earthing up after the harvest. The earth is moved with a plow towards the rootstalks, thus covering them and protecting them from frosts, also encouraging the drainage of rainwater from the rows.
Unearthing at the end of winter. The earth is moved back to the middle of the row. A band of earth remains in between the rootstalks, called cavaillon. A special tool is used to remove this excess earth from the base of the vine.
Light plowing keeps the soil supple and flattens it.
Surface work destroys weeds and keeps the earth from compacting on the surface.