Category: Viticulture

Sustainability - Viticulture

THE ROAD TOWARDS MORE TRANSPARENCY

After many relatively stable centuries, agriculture in our recent history has made very diverse choices, expressing an extraordinary growth in production, especially thanks to the new more productive varieties, mainly chemical fertilization, irrigation, the general use of crop protecting products and herbicides and growing mechanization. On the other hand, the […]

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10 March 2019
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Viticulture - Wine and Emotions

Grape and wine: a never ending Odissey

The vineyard, grape and wine have accompanied people and civilisations from the earliest times, but we can’t yet fully understand this extraordinary richness. It would be useful, informative and even enjoyable to retrace the testimonials that provide us with the archaeology of the territories, the literature from the oldest writings […]

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31 January 2019
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Agricultural environment - Viticulture

IS THE CLIMATE CHANGING… or has it always changed?

To produce wine is like having a shop without a roof

On August 7th at the Cudé vineyard in Traona (Valtellina, Sondrio), Davide and I observed the ripening progress to make necessary decisions. The hardy terracing showed all its variability in terms of vines vigour, quantity and quality of grapes, degree of maturation, pathologies, and even nibbles made by birds. When […]

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10 October 2017
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Viticulture

Vines and Territories

Since ancient times, the origin of our agriculture has been a necessary and important value. Wine with its vineyards has perhaps best succeeded in keeping most of its historical ties with the environment in which it’s grown, managing to consistently increase its agro-economic values. Several European regions are the living […]

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27 December 2015
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