Section (also saffron, dormancy, winter stare) in the annual growth cycle of the grapevine (see also under BBCH Code ). It will include the absolute resting time of the plant between the leaf fall in the fall until the expulsion understood in the spring. At this time, the juice and energy flow from the roots to the rest exaggerated and vice versa. This is the ideal time for the pruning, which initiates the next cycle of vegetation and is an important criterion for training system is. The hibernation in the northern hemisphere covers the period from December to February, as well as in the southern hemisphere from June to August.