Excessive laterals and leaves in the fruit zone should be removed to promote good airflow, good canopy penetration of pesticides, even cluster ripening and the development of good flavor compounds, but you don't want to over expose the fruit to the sun either. Beyond cluster zone lateral and leaf removal, I have not seen a research publication that has advocated for the blanket removal of all laterals. If you find such advice, please post a link. I did find this video. Looks like she removes the lowest 3 laterals on their VSP3rd year vines with fruit. I was wondering generally whether laterals should be removed, not specific laterals.
Maybe it depends on location, but I take most laterals off, for reasons that I explain here:I remove all laterals. I want the energy going into ripening grapes, not more vegetative growth. You are correct to want more circulation and sun to your ripening clusters. Some may disagree but I’ve been a lateral puller since day one. It works for me.