#Sicily is a region that possesses an enormous variety of species, and it is home to 25% of Europe’s biodiversity and 50% of #Italy’s. It has an extremely favourable climate, many types of soil, and precious natural genetic and cultural resources, which make it possible to diversify the production of wine.
The bond with this land has always been important for @tascadalmerita family: they have always lived in the earth and off the fruits of the earth. This land has been handed down through 8 generations. “Everyday we have the duty to give it a voice through the language of wine” says Alberto Tasca @albertotasca.
He defines #sustainability in one word: #measurement. #SOStain, a sustainability programme for Sicilian viticulture and winemaking, gives them the possibility to constantly measure the level of sustainability, using rigorous scientific indicators.
Which are these 10 requirements?
🌿Using only treatment whose impact on the environment, the farmer and the consumer are equal to or lower than that of organic treatments
🔍Measuring the impact on air, water, the vineyard and the territory
🌧 Grassing the vines during winter time to defend the soil
🍇 Analysing the efficiency of the winemaking process
🍾 Reducing the weight of the glass bottles
📍 Choosing native grapes and local people
🐰 Preserving the biodiversity in the vineyard
🌱Using eco-compatible materials for the realisation of new vineyards
📊Keeping the sulphur content in the wine equal to or less than the values set by the EU regulation
📔 Publishing a report every year
Tasca d'Almerita thinks sustainability is not a random process, but a voluntary act which requires the support of science, technology and proper organisation. They have chosen this path because they believe that awareness is the best way to carry out a project responsibly and without compromising the future of the generation to come.