Rose in the vineyard has been used since ancient times for its sentinel function. The rose is a more delicate plant than the vine, it is the first to anticipate the presence of some diseases or parasites, thus giving the farmer time to protect the vine itself. Precisely for this function it is also called a spy plant and is often planted at the head of the vineyards of Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta and Negrar the grapes that make up the blend of Amarone della Valpolicella.
Roses and vines
Roses and vines are a winning team that allows the winegrower to intervene only when strictly necessary. So he can minimize the use of plant protection products. The “predictable” diseases thanks to the rose are the attack of botrytis, the notorious powdery mildew, woolly root rot, bacterial tumor, attacks by red and yellow spider mites.
The planting of roses in vineyards does not always fulfill this role of sentinel, thanks to the development of new agricultural and vine-growing techniques, and thanks to the birth of new scientific systems of analysis and forecasts.
However, the combination of rose and vine remains an ancient technique that is still very widespread among the most attentive farmers, especially among those who are particularly sensitive to the defense of past traditions and the safeguarding of the natural biological cycles of the plant, without resorting to forcing or modern invasive techniques. Since the time of the grandfather in our vineyards there were rose gardens, still present and regularly enriched with new plants. In this regard, we remind you that we have also obtained the RRR certification (Reduce Save Respect) to reward our efforts in working in a green way.
You are wellcome to vist us in Negrar di Valpolicella to walk in our vineyards with roses.