Ever since we started out, when sustainability was not yet a buzzword, environmental awareness has been one of our core values and strengths: savings, equality and environment. Respecting our ecosystem and being aware of the fact that nature’s resources need to be safeguarded should not be considered limitations. It is quite the opposite for us: we see them as new starting points to enhance the work and intrinsic quality of our wines.
In line with our philosophy of sustainable viticulture and the awareness that the land must be worked responsibly with the desire to obtain the best quality of the grapes always with the utmost respect for the plant, the biodiversity of the soil and what surrounds the vineyards, after three years of conversion, in August 2023 our company obtained the prestigious organic certification. A choice of quality and guarantee of the work carried out both in the vineyards and in the cellar.
The principles underlying organic viticulture define the method of growing vines which is based on the use of natural techniques in order to minimize the use of synthetic chemical products, preferring integrated pest management methods and without the use of genetically modified organisms, on the promotion of biodiversity, the health of soils, plants and the entire ecosystem. Reducing the use of synthetic pesticides in agriculture also reduces human exposure to health risk factors.
We believe that a very important aspect is soil management, therefore we prefer mechanical processes for the management of weeds and the maintenance of higher soil fertility.
In addition to agriculture, we have decided to also certify the winemaking process and therefore with the 2023 vintage we are producers of organic wine. In the cellar we carry out vinification using only the oenological products and processes authorized by regulation 203/2012, a lower limit in the use of sulfur dioxide and the reduction of permitted oenological products. The production of organic wine requires a lot of attention starting from the pressing of the grapes to the refinement of the wine, in particular from the point of view of cleaning the equipment and monitoring the correct evolutionary progress.
We are also SQNPI certified (National Integrated Production Quality System). Integrated farming is a voluntary production system that is implemented in accordance with the technical standards set out for each type of crop with regard to both pest management and all other agronomic practices such as fertilisation and irrigation. When it comes to production and crop protection, SQNPI uses every method and means available to minimise the use of synthetic chemicals and to rationally approach agronomic techniques by respecting ecological, economic and toxicological principles.