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  • THE VINE’S GROWTH CYCLE V - The Harvest

    In the vineyard, the antepenultimate event is the harvest in which the grapes are removed from the vine and transported to the winery to begin the wine making process. In Batea this is generally between September and October. The time of harvest dep. . .

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    THE VINE’S GROWTH CYCLE IV – VERAISON

    During the veraison stage the colors of the grape take form-red/black or yellow/green depending on the grape varieties. This color changing is due to the chlorophyll in the berry skin being replaced by anthocyanins (red wine grapes) and carotenoids (. . .

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    THE VINE’S GROWTH CYCLE III – Flowering and Fruit Set

    Flowering

    Depending on temperatures, 40–80 days after bud break the process of flowering begins with small flower clusters appearing on the tips of the young shoots looking like buttons. Flo. . .

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    THE VINE'S GROWTH CYCLE II - Bud Break and Flower Cluster Initiation

    Bud Break The grape starts its annual growth cycle in the spring with bud break. In the Northern Hemisphere, this stage begins around March while in the Southern Hemisphere it begins around September when daily temperatures begin . . .

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