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“ Frank’s viticultural approach is the most extreme of all. He avoids any sort of spraying, including the sulfur and copper remedies used by organic and biodynamic growers. He’s managed to do this even in difficult vintages such as 2004 and 2005, although 2002 and 2003 were so difficult that some treatments were needed to save the crop. The estate is 12 hectares, with 8.5 hectares of vineyards. The vines are free-standing bush vines (known here as alberello; in France, this is referred to as goblet). The rest of the estate consists of olive, fruit, and nut trees as well as brush. Frank doesn’t like the idea of monoculture, so interplants the vines with various local fruits and wheat. He planted a new vineyard a few years ago with ungrafted cuttings from existing old vines on the estate, and these vines were planted at a lower density to allow the cultivation of other plants between the vines."

 



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