The Love Nature project
In January 2017 we started to develop our own protocol of sustainable production. The Love Nature project establishes eco-friendly practices in every stage of the production process, from the vineyard to the bottle.
The project aims at preserving the biodiversity of our vineyards, the integrity of our soils and the best local winemaking tradition. There is also a relevant social value embedded in the project, since the ultimate mission is to leave to the next generations a better, healthier and cleaner environment.
These are the goals of the Love Nature protocol for the immediate future:
• reduction of the use of added sulphites:
we use updated techniques in our winemaking to achieve a perfect preservation of our wines, avoiding the excessive use of added sulphites. We release only wines whose quantity of added sulphites is at least 35% less than the limit fixed by the law;
• use of organic fertilisers only:
we don’t use synthetic fertlisers;
• preservation of the soil fertility:
we have adopted a set of practices to prevent soil erosion. We increase the fertility of the soils through multi-species cover crops.
• no use of copper:
we aim at completely avoiding the use of copper in phytosanitary treatments, copper being a heavy metal.
• preservation of the local biodiversity:
we have planted shrubs and various kind of plants in our estate to increase the presence of insects and birds.
we have limited as much as possible the use of concrete in the building of our winery, using mainly wood, stone, iron and glass.
• reduction of of C02 emissions (40,000 kg less):
we have installed a 90-panel photovoltaic system that ensures a remarkable saving of electricity consumption (about 40 MWh per year).