This year we have decided to pre-prune the vines.
The theory is, that you with a machine walk up and down the rows of vines and simply cut off everything above the upper iron thread.
In December when we will begin the real pruning, it is supposed to make it a lot easier to set free the branches. Such is the idea anyway.
Most winegrowers, that we know, are already pre-pruning, and I guess, since most people normally try to organise their work in as effective a way as they can, it may be worth trying it for us as well. Alain thinks it's waste of time.
We shall see.