In today’s article we return to the series of texts dedicated to the elaboration necessary to make a good wine. On this occasion, we will focus on the work of fertilizing.
The vines, like any other plant, need nutrients for their development and growth. These nutrients are obtained from the subsoil of the land where it is planted.
The transfer of these nutrients and minerals from the soil leads to a progressive impoverishment of the fertility and richness of the soil. This is why it will be necessary to restore and balance the wear and tear that occurs in a planted soil.
The best way to act is to know the richness of organic matter and minerals in our soil. To do this, we will proceed to perform a soil analysis. We will collect soil samples at different depths and in different areas of the plot following an established procedure. After this, a homogeneous mixture of the samples will be made and a sample will be sent to the laboratory, which will communicate the results.
Once the results are known, we will act by providing the soil with the deficiencies and in the necessary quantities to continue to keep our soil fertile and productive. In this way, we will carry out a personalized maintenance nutrition for each case, providing the necessary nutrients in different proportions.
To achieve this goal we can make a:
- Organic fertilization based on animal manure, straw or vegetable waste, compost, etc.
- Mineral fertilization by means of granulated or liquid preparations, providing various minerals and nutrients in the proportion corresponding to each element, depending on the required needs.
In this way, we will be able to maintain a balance between the absorption produced by the vine and our contributions, which will guarantee the maintenance of the richness and fertility of the soil for the correct growth of the vines and the quality of the grapes.