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Rigolen

Easing the soil before planting a vineyard by deep plowing at a depth of usually depending on soil type at least 30 to 80, in rare cases to 120 centimeters (the Dutch-French Rigole means deep gutter or drainage ditch). The vineyard soils, some of which have been used for a thousand years, used to be rigged by hand every 30 to 80 years. Today, this is done automatically every 20 to 40 years, if not completely waived. This will cause a loosening of the soil, the removal of compacted layers as well as the enrichment of the subsoil with missing nutrients achieved, which is very important especially when planting the young vines. Root residues must be completely removed in order to later rotting and thus spreading of bacteria to prevent. This work is done in late autumn until winter break. The resulting soil is called Rigosol. See also below fertilization and clear, as well as a complete list of all activities under Weingarten Care,

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