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Dense planting

Designation for a high number of at least 6,000 or more vines per hectare. The vines are planted close together within the vine row (not the vine rows close together). This relieves the vine, which has to carry fewer grapes for the same harvest per hectare, but which have more aroma and overall extract. The vine is also forced to drive its roots deeper into the soil to ensure a sufficient supply of water and nutrients, which means it is less exposed to the weather. This means better supply during drought or droughts and thus avoidance of water stress. However, this method is not generally an advantage, but has to be decided depending on the soil type. For example, it requires permeable soil. For more information on this topic, see vine training, vineyard care and grapevine.

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