"Bouéchage" | Bourgogne wines Glossary


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Bourgogne wines Glossary

a dialect term derived from the verb "bêcher", to dig) is the process of finishing by hand the work of ploughing-back ; a mattock-type implement, which takes a number of local forms, is used to get at yhe soil between the plants where the plough cannot reach. Now that the use of chemical herbicides has become general the chief function of this process is to expose the base of vine in order to remove rootlets growing from the callus between sttock and scion.
Related words Vine, Grafting