As we have explained in previous blog posts, the vine lives in an endless cycle. During this wheel it goes through many phases, the one that takes place in the spring months is: flowering. That is to say, our vine flowers and indicates the volume and the time of the grape harvest.
But not only do we see flowers on our vines, but with the rise in temperatures we can also see wild plants growing spontaneously in the vineyards.
Arvense flora, commonly called “weeds”, are wild plants that grow unbidden in nature. These plants have a bad reputation for being harmful and destructive, hence their colloquial name.
For our winery, it is exactly the opposite. Its appearance is part of our cycle and not only indicates the beginning of spring, but also gives us a unique landscape where colours, life and microclimates are the protagonists.
The most common wild plants on Mallorca are typically Mediterranean species, where there are many endemic species of great diversity, Orchids stand out with about thirty species.
The most common plants found at Can Vidalet are wild fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), poppy (Papaver rhoeas) and mountain chamomile (Santolina dramaecyparissus). Alongside them we also find wild cereals such as: the Avena loca (Avena fatua) and the wild wheat (Triticum aestivum). If we want to highlight an endemic plant from the flora, it is the Túrbit (Coristosperum huteri).
On the other hand, in our vineyards we also find shrubby plants, which are found on the stone walls, locally known as mergers. The Rosa squarrosa (Boreau) with its peculiar scent and the Thymus Richardi (Thymus Richardi) are particularly noteworthy.
This spontaneous process of the vine, in Can Vidalet, is treated with natural and respectful processes. Our philosophy is to preserve the properties that nature itself produces, as well as to produce our wine respecting it, making it unique.
This is why we can see the arvense flora among our vines.
The most important feature it offers is the biodiversity it creates. It creates an ecosystem where microorganisms and insects coexist, keeping the soil alive, preventing erosion and controlling pests.
They are also used for composting and covering plants. They provide organic acids, mineral salts and enzymes that excel in their properties. All these benefits are monitored and controlled to achieve the most optimal balance.
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