The Sustainability Idealogy . What does it mean?
It means that we care for your health and the environment. At the same time, we helped our producers to create a sustainable economy in the area for the locals and a holistic approach in the wine community.
One of the examples is our wine imports. Where recent studies confirm that in the near future, more and more consumers, will consider the ecological factor as one of the main parameters for choosing a wine.
what are the elements that producers take into account to produce a sustainable wine? The Italian Ministry of the Environment(ministero dell\’ambiente) and OPERA have produced four indicators to help wineries to measure their own sustainability performances:
The indicator AIR evaluates the greenhouse gas emissions directly and indirectly related to the life cycle of a product or to an organization.
This indicator reveals the total volume of fresh consumed and polluted water both referred to company activities or for example to the production of a wine bottle (0,75 l). It is an explicit indicator of the fresh water consumption in the vineyard and in the cellar related to the wine production.
This indicator takes into account the agronomic management practices in the farm and in particular it evaluates the use of pesticides and their effect on water bodies and soils, soil management practices, fertility and biodiversity issues.
In Italy, wine growing landscapes are crucial and in some cases as for example the area of Prosecco in Treviso, Collio and Colli Orientali .In Friuli, wine growing landscapes are already protected and recognized as world heritage sites.
For more information about the official criteria of Sustainable wines and farming, visit www.viticoltorasostenibile.org