FACTS AND DATA ABOUT THE VINEYARD, VITICULTURAL PRACTICES AND WINEMAKING AT LITTLE BURSTED 

The following page will be added to regularly as we prepare, plant, trellis and manage the vineyard over the following few years:

Land:

GPS Coordinates: 51'12N 1'05E

Altitude: 80-95m

Aspect: ESE, slope 1:7.5

Topography: Dry valley, dip slop of North Downs

Bedrock: Upper chalk

Soil: Quaternary head deposits / clay with flints

Planting:

2,312 Pinot Meunier; clones 818 and 924; rootstock 41b

1,400 Pinot Noir; clones 375 and 700; rootstock 41b

1,470 Melon B; clone 1057; rootstock SO4

Trellising system: virtual shoot positioning, double guyot

Row spacing: 2.2m

Vine spacing: 1.1m

Planting date: 20 April 2022

Cultivation and cover cropping

Subsoil, plough and harrow, mixed late drill cover crop October 2020

Plough and harrow, mixed cover crop September 2021,

Subsoil, plough and harrow April 2022 ahead of planting.

Nutrient additions:

0.24.24 (Phosphate and Potassium) September 2021 

Herbicide and weed control:

Glyphosate applications during initial site preparation and cover cropping October 2020, September 2021 and April 2022

[future weed control TBA]

Fungal and insect control:

[TBA]

ANNUAL GROWING SEASON AND HARVEST DETAILS

To be added once we have growing season under our belt

2021 (site preparation):

Growing season mean temperature (Apr-Oct): 13.11C

Growing season GDD: 850

Monthly rainfall April-Oct: 7, 144, 114, 85, 116, 26, 178

Latest air frost: 7 May (-0.9C)

2022 (first year - no harvest):

Growing season mean temperature: [   ]

Growing season GDD: [   ]

Monthly rainfall: A, M, J, J, A, S, O

Latest air frost: [date]

2023: (second year - no harvest)

Growing season mean temperature: [   ]

Growing season GDD: [   ]

Monthly rainfall: A, M, J, J, A, S, O

Latest air frost: [date]

2024: (first harvest)

Growing season mean temperature: [   ]

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Monthly rainfall: A, M, J, J, A, S, O

Latest air frost: [date]

Brix/sG/potential alcohol at harvest: Meunier [TBA]; Pinot Noir [TBA]; Melon [TBA] 

Titratable acidity at harvest: Meunier [TBA]; Pinot Noir [TBA]; Melon [TBA]