Territories & Wineries
We think of sustainability as a direction not as a destination
We think of sustainability as a direction not as a destination; a task that for a wine-making company today needs to be defined in a broadly ambitious manner, through both oenological practice that is sensitive to the eco-system and careful to add in the long term to the quality of the environment, and – more generally – socially responsible activities; the protection of production in each territory, the countryside, the traditions, the culture.
Planeta Terra is not just a play on words, but a great challenge.
This is the name that we give to many of the activities and ideas which describe our present and our future, with an ethical content and a clear objective of environmental sustainability. They are protocols, behaviours and procedures which we adopt to favour the environment and are defined as our way of communicating the conscience and sense of responsibility with which we present ourselves to consumers.
SOSTAIN foresees continual improvement towards growing levels of sustainability. Forward steps are continuous and the results are measured through the achievement of goals, in a scale up to 10, although it is a ‘never ending list’ on which the tenth step (we completed the first nine in 2015) will never be achieved, according to the principle that it will always be possible to take further steps forward.
SOSTAIN is the first great project of Italian environmental wine growing certification, developed by the University of Piacenza in collaboration with the University of Milan. Planeta and Tasca d’Almerita, linking traditional and organic viticulture, seek to apply scientific and technological innovations. The programme is distinguished by transparency of communication, multi-disciplinary management of topics considered, and a consistent, innovative and coherent scientific approach.
- 9 /10 petals
Establishing ten weather stations to collect climate data
Grassing over of company surfaces followed by periodic tests on selected sites
Application of organic methods to the entire system of pest control
Rebuilding of existing structures with regard to rural origins of the site
Testing soil management in all five territories
THE AGRICULTURAL FUTURE
We are involved in progressive changes to our agricultural work, through the application and monitoring over time of measurable objectives of the work in the vineyards, the management and protection of the soil, protection of the plants, and towards the achievement of an ever more complete sustainability.