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Designation for the thin out; look there.

Reduction of the grapes as a quality-improving measure in the vineyard, which is also referred to as thinning, curtain thinning, green cutting and green harvesting as well as French Vendange vert (green harvest) or éclaircissage. The reason is that it is higher earnings and high quality grapes are mutually exclusive. By removing grapes, an increased accumulation of different substances in the remaining grapes of the vine achieved. The effects are higher extract levels, higher Mostgewicht, Optimization of the leaf-fruit ratio, higher color intensity with red wines and better resistance when drought. Apart from the general increase in quality, a positive long-term effect can be achieved, especially with young plants, because they can develop much better.

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