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lopping

Designation for the thin out; look there.

Reduction of the grapes as a quality improvement measure in the vineyard, which is also referred to as Auslichten, blind thinning, green crop and green harvest, as well as French Vendange vert (green harvest) or Éclaircissage. The reason for that is that higher earnings and high quality grapes are mutually exclusive. The removal of grapes will increase the accumulation of various substances in the remaining grapes vine achieved. The effects are increasing the extractives, higher Mostgewicht, Leaf-fruit ratio optimization, higher color intensity red wines and better resistance in drought. Apart from the general increase in quality, a positive long-term effect can be achieved, especially in young plants, because they can develop much better.

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