THE WINE REVOLUTION

Healthy grapes and quality organic wines with a low environmental impact.

THE PROJECT

INNOVATION

The intent is to reduce the use of copper in organic vineyards, replacing it with alternative products of proven effectiveness, which need to be developed within specific growth and business conditions.

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THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF VITTINOVA

1Sustainability of the wine industry

To limit or cancel the use of copper in organic viticulture using alternative products to prevent mold (such as chitosan) to obtain quality grapes.

2To reduce the use of copper in organic vineyards

To optimize cultivation (defoliation, harvesting) and the use of agrochemicals and fertilizers with smart viticulture and precision farming techniques (such as rate-variable fertilization and selective harvesting).

3Production of organic wine with a low content or absence of sulphites

To apply new cultivation techniques for adaptation to the changed climate context on the basis of early monitoring of the progress of ripening.

4To improve the quality and safety of the finished product for a healthy and balanced diet

Development of winemaking techniques of organic grapes to obtain wines with low content or absence of sulphites and hydrogen sulphide by the use of cryogenic gases (liquid nitrogen and/or CO2), ozone and two “starters” belonging to the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae capable of producing very small quantities of hydrogen sulphide and having higher aromatic profiles.