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Shoot Topping to Improve Fruitset, Yield

Experiments on Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia focus on coulure and millerandage.
Aug 2011 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Do your grapes suffer from coulure or millerandage? If so, the article being reviewed may have the cure for you. Authored by C. Collins and P. Dry and published in the Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 15:256-267, 2009, the article describes how shoot topping can improve fruitset and yield of two widely-grown varieties often subject to poor set in the Adelaide Hills region of Australia—Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. But why these French terms and what is the difference be...
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