Wine is good if it comes from a good land. And if the land delivered to us is good, it is our duty to leave it to those who will come after us, possibly better than when we got it.
Therefore viticulture and local wine, in name and in deed, provided that they represent a natural manifestation and not a spectacular forcing. In parallel with the investments in our vineyards and in our cellar, in 2009 we started producing energy on our own (thanks to the photovoltaic system on the roof of our cellar) as well as a long process of production chain analysis that in 2012 led us to the certification of our carbon footprint, that is the weight in terms of greenhouse gas emissions of the entire company production.
This profound analysis allowed us to start eliminating some reckless behavior for environmental impact (from fertilizing with chemical elements to using heavy bottles), culminating in 2014 with the official conversion to organic farming, with the aim of promoting natural viticulture and enology, controlled in every aspect and strongly linked to territorial balance itself.
2012 represents the ideal completion of the CO2 emission control program started with Ita.Ca.® – Italian Wine Carbon Calculator in 2009, thanks to the obtaining of the carbon footprint certification, already displayed on the labels of all our wines since the previous year.
It is in fact in 2012 that CSQA – Valore Italia Certification Institute approved and certified the complex control system of the Ita.Ca production chain applied by Sata Group, which since 2009 has allowed us to analyze the greenhouse gas emissions of our company, in order to identify the critical situations from which to obtain the least possible environmental impact.
Below are the main measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that we have implemented during the three-year period 2009-2011, thanks to the work carried out within the Ita.Ca project
- total grassing between the rows and chopping of the shoots in the fields
- use of exclusively organic fertilizers
- full capacity energy production from the photovoltaic plant
- use of new lightened bottles for the traditional method
- progressive lightening of bottles for still wines
- use of recycled cardboard without added colours
- choosing not to add redundant wrapping, in order not to waste energy and raw materials when not needed
- choosing suppliers as close as possible to the winery both in terms of philosophy as well as mileage
The carbon footprint represents a useful value for the general awareness of consumers concerning environmental respect while also being a parameter that could urge companies to optimize energy usage within their production chain. Our wine is a little more “clean” and responsible, created by the care for obtaining a quality that is high and adhering to the peculiarities of our territory, that needs to be respected and safeguarded constantly.
In 2015 Jari Nicolò Lattunen, for his degree thesis in enology, studied the Ita.Ca protocol and calculated our 2014 carbon footprint… A bit of his 110 Honours Degree is ours, too!