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We have to train the vine to have two branches and we have another problem because of the Mistral the vines have been forced along the wire. The supporting rod has been bent in some cases and the trunk is no longer vertical.
The first operation is to remove the canes on the base of the vine, we started this work in early February.
Later we will select canes for the branches.
The vineyard after the pre-pruning. 
We have changed the method of attaching the rod to the wire these clips are new, holding the rod vertical and less risk of sliding with the wind. It is important to keep the trunk rigid because I will be using my new plough which has a sensor rod which strikes the trunk. If it moves the plough may take out the vine.
Selected canes.
We started this work the last week in February and finished the end of March, 5 weeks working 6 days a week two of us. soon we will have to start installing the supporting wires.

The vineyard comes into production this year a Côtes du Rhône Village Signargues. We started preparing this plot in early 2016. We will receive our first income in January 2020 which will be something like 7% of the value of the harvest, a monthly payment. We will receive the final payment in September 2021.

The variety before this was cinsault, we would not been allowed to make Signargues with that it would have been Village without a name.
This is the vineyard 18th of May 2019.
You can see s slight yellowing on the leaves this is chlorosis, you often get it with Syrah, I have sprayed once with ferrous sulphate and citric acid. You have to do this very early in the morning or late evening, no sunlight as it burns the leaves.

We have not used any herbicides only passing once with my new plough taking a couple of hours, very pleased with the result. without the new plough cleaning by hand (hoes) would have taken both of us weeks!
During February and march of this year we did not have any rainfall.
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Harvest 2018

The general Côtes du Rhône harvest was down by 16.5% this year, in 2017 down by 40%. we managed a surplus in 2018.
 
Our wines

We bottled our Blanc and Rosé 2018 a couple of weeks ago and will ask Madame Formosa to supply us with tasting notes soon and we will keep you informed.
Yours faithfully,

Arthur Cook
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