Massale Selection

An ancient method (literally mass selection) of establishing a new vineyard or replanting an old one by selecting numerous older vines throughout an existing vineyard, propagating them and planting them.  Mass selection can help to maintain the consistency of style of the wine from a particular vineyard. The opposite of massale selection would be to replant a vineyard using specific clonal material from a nursery.


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