The very old education system is under different names such as Albarello, basket training, sapling, Bock education, Bush, Bush Vines, En vaso, Goblet and Vase. It has been in the antiquity invented by the Greeks and adopted by the Romans. It is a special form of head education, The vines are tied up in the classical form without any support (wires, frames or the like) or on individual piles that a cup-like shape is formed (Gobelet = cup or cup) or creeping up on the ground. Typical are the relatively short ones vines with a large, globose head depending on the age usually only about 20 to 40 centimeters above the ground.
At the head there are well distributed two to a maximum of five around Kordone (Thigh), each with a fruit cone with two to three eyes, Too long become cordons at pruning rejuvenated. The vines either receive a short pile as supports or the summer shoots can be carried by appropriate binding. In particularly dry areas of France or Italy, the shoots for shading the soil can be spread unimpeded on this in all directions.
The green shoots from briefly cropped spigot be during the growth cycle more often gewipfelt so they do not get too long. The Gobelet system is particularly suitable for low-growth vines in dry or hot, low-rain climate, The system is still in use today, especially in the Mediterranean. It is used in the countries Egypt. France (one third of all vineyards), Italy. Lebanon. Spain. Turkey. Syria and Cyprus (Picture below) as well as partly overseas in Australia and South Africa, See listings below training system (Systems) and Weingarten Care (Activities).