“Organic wine is characterized by the fact that it comes from vines which are cultivated according to organic farming methods: in other words, without the use of pesticides and without using genetically modified organisms. Organic wine guarantees the consumer in regards to production that is mindful towards the environment, hygiene and high quality standards.
Organic wine must adhere to the CE N. 203/2012 regulation and is certified by controlling entities that are expressly authorized by the ministry of Farming and Forestry Politics.
Thanks to this new norm the entire production process and vine growers are regulated, since 01 August 2012, they have been able to use the term “organic wine” on the label in Europe.
The CE 203/2012 regulation, which after almost twenty years, has finally conferred an identity to the wine previously determined only by agronomic processes, establishes the winemaking practices that are allowed, identifying the use of authorized substances and products in the production process. Above all it clarifies that organic wine can only be made with organic grapes.
The main difference between organic wine and natural wine (or free) is that organic wine responds to a regulation of reference and natural wine does not.
With organic wine, the producer is made responsible by way of an official declaration, confirmed by the certification of a controlling entity authorized by the Ministry, which regulates vineyards and wineries, certifying the legitimacy of the declarations by way of product and land analysis.
In addition, regulations are done by State Vigilance Entities (Mi.P.A.F, Regione ecc..)
To protect the consumer organic farming does not use GMOs, fertilizers or chemical herbicides, insecticides or fungicides. It is codified by European and national norms and undergoes a system of European control with regular inspections in wineries and samples to exclude contamination, even accidental, by forbidden substances.
Furthermore, organic farming requires the rotation of crops and the planting of bushes and safeguards forests and ponds to favor the presence of useful fauna that naturally contrasts harmful fauna.
All of this is not required in natural wines, which happens by way of personal declarations that are not regulated nor subject to controls, resulting in a product whose characteristics, production and quality, as well as all the agricultural practices connected to it, are at the complete discretion of the producer.
Organic wine follows a production regulation that is very specific, which
- disciplines winemaking practices by imposing limits and rules
– indicates the ingredients and additives that are allowed, forbidding the use of GMOs
– regulates the limits of sulfite content
Organic agriculture is a system that supports the health of the soil, the ecosystem and people and is based on biodiversity, ecologic projects and adapts to the surroundings in which it is practiced.
It combines tradition, innovation and science to the benefit of the environment promoting the correct relations and good quality of life for all who take part in it.
Organic certification is the only guarantee for the consumer of this process of farming and production and of the commitment of the farmer and the winemaker towards the environment and those who live in it.
We producers of organic wine are secure in offering an alive, unique and authentic product. Our safety and that of the consumer are founded on certifications that require organic wine to be free from fertilizer residues, herbicides, fungicides, chemical insecticides and synthetic products. The only real organic wine is certified.
CAMPAGNA FINANZIATA AI SENSI DELL’ASSE IV – PSR 2007-2013
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