Archery Summit - Great winemaking begins in the vineyard, and this old-world mantra has been Archery Summit’s guidepost from the very beginning. Because we focus exclusively on estate vineyards, we control our destiny by constantly searching for the best possible combination of plant, soil and cultivation. On 100 acres of prime Jory soil in the Red Hills of Dundee, you will find the living, growing proof of this dedication. Dijon clones (113, 114, 115, 667 and 777) are site-selected and blended with existing mature rootstock. Densely planted vertically trellised vines are forced to compete, producing smaller berries with fewer, more concentrated clusters. Leaves are hand-thinned to ensure maximum sunlight reaches the grapes. Clusters are sacrificed to further reduce yields. And, unlike most vineyards, where fruit grows chest-high for ease of harvest, we train ours closer to the nutrient producing rootstock. Of course, all of this requires more care from bud break to harvest, but we know that there are no shortcuts to quality.
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