Along our vineyards hedges, especially hawthorn, and rows of trees (mulberry, oak and chestnut) have been maintained or recreated so as to reconstruct the traditional agricultural landscape but above all provide hospitality to a wildlife – insects, birds, small mammals – useful for biodiversity and the fight against vine pests. The artificial nests already placed in some vineyards recall birds typical of the areas under vines, such as great tit and red-tailed. The presence of these insectivores in the vineyards with their predatory activity towards harmful insects helps the work aimed at biological balance and its stability over time.
But since there is no end to the search for the best since 2015, we began the conversion of the entire company to organic viticulture and in 2018 we made the first harvest with the first entirely organic Franciacorta grapes.
Also 2018 was the year of our certification according to the SOPD Equalitas sustainability standard – Sustainability of the wine supply chain: Organization, Products, Designations of Origin (SOPD).
The result of the 2017 work (certified in 2018) is reported in our 2017 Sustainability Report, also published online.