Types / Methods of Pruning & Training

Trellising for flavour

King Estate (Virginia) believes that the lower pyrazine character in its Cabernet Franc is because they trellis with the Scott-Dyson. The tall and broad solar panel of leaves allows the Cabernet Franc to ripen to 14% abv and does not usually show a green character relative to their neighbors. They are switching to VSP in 2019 with the hope to make a more elegant Cabernet Franc (and also because it is easier to manage vineyard operations like pruning, spraying, trimming, etc. saving labor costs).

  • Accredited to:
  • K. Sazama