May 2008:

Since May 1st, the sun shines anew, it was time to! Once again, years pass by, yet each one is different. Last year for instance, we were 3 weeks earlier... but '07 was also particularly in advance early in the season.  

Disbudding started mid-May, in the early plots first. This consists in removing the weak shoots and those that are in excess on the cane. The goal is to keep the shoots able to support 2 bunches in average. Disbudding is essential, but it is also one of the fastidious as each bud is verified!
When I told you that we were doing made to measure work!!