Bud break is the first stage of the return to life for our Viña Lanciano vines. The start of this cycle is signaled by a bleeding of the vine meaning that the sap has started to flow. Tiny buds start to swell and burst indicating the start of a new vintage and a new life cycle for our plants.
Canes grow new shoots, which will later turn into new leaves. During this period, which takes place in spring, we at Viña Lanciano try to remove weeds and till and aerate the land in order to avoid the unwanted presence of insects which may harm our vines. This natural way of preparing the vineyard is a pre-emptive treatment to reduce or avoid the use of chemical products in our soils.
It is undoubtedly a laborious process but such efforts allow us to harvest healthy, natural fruits at the end of the vines’ life cycle. The March bleeding at Viña Lanciano soon makes buds swell. The vineyard’s poor and stony soil retains the warmth brought by the spring’s first sun rays, favoring bud break.
It is an exciting moment at Bodegas LAN. Every year, we relive the beginning of a new life which will culminate on a new vintage, with new feelings and anxieties over the danger of frosts, rain, drought or impatience during the harvest. These feelings occur year after year and bring meaning to our wines and to the lives of those who form part of this winery’s team, close to the land that regales us with unique wines at Viña Lanciano.