Own raw material base of the House of Vintage Cognacs “Tavria” equals 1,300 ha of vineyards. In this area more than 30 grape varieties are grown.
|The enterprise uses own-rooted young grape plants, which are notable for their high resistance to diseases and high technical properties consistent with the European quality standards.
In addition, the specificity of local soil prevents the propagation of phylloxera – main grape vermin, and provides for stable grape harvests every year.
Only light-coloured grapes, subsequently used for cognac raw materials, are good for the production of cognac.
The grape growing procedure is rather laborious and time-consuming.
Here, the works are carried out all the year round– in winter we perform the cutting of vine, in spring – the green management, including dry tying-down, suckling, green tying, topping, nipping, and, naturally, cleaning-up.
In the vineyards territory the drip irrigation system is installed. It operates as follows: small portions of water are supplied directly to vine roots, thus watering not ground, but the vine itself. The system makes it possible to have invariably high yields, regardless of conditions of a year.
The period from the moment of planting and until fruit-bearing is 5 years.
Depending on a variety, a grape cluster may consist of 50-200 berries. The grapes are harvested manually, carefully picking a whole cluster, giving the warmth of hands to each grape berry. May be, this is exactly the secret of the cognac energy?