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Aaron Piotter
 
July 8, 2021 | Aaron Piotter

Pinot Noir Exposed

 

Time to soak up some sun! 

By removing the leaves by hand around the fruiting zone (where the clusters are hanging), we can get good morning sun on the clusters.  We?ll leave the leaves on the afternoon side though to provide some protection from the direct, hot afternoon sun.  As Summer is upon us and harvest around the corner, leafing is like ditching the pants and sweatshirts for some shorts and  a t-shirt!  A good couple hours of morning fog is a trademark of the Green Valley of Russian River, so leafing helps our estate clusters bask in the sun as much as possible mid-day.