Following the traditional method, the rows of vines are spaced closely together and trained on low trellises. The vine density of 7500 plants per hectare requires a lot of workforce.
The vineyard is constantly monitored and taken care of, from the trimming (between December and March) to the harvesting. In winter, the vines are tied and the trellises are maintained. In spring, the vines are trimmed (pruning of the infertile buds), and the branches are propped up as they grow, so that they can be trellised in the direction of the rows. All these manual tasks are done repeatedly until mid summer, together with some mechanical operations: topping and trimming, anticryptogamic treatments against mildew and oidium, and preparing the soil.