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We protect what we treasure BIODIVERSITY

Biodiversity value

RESOURCE
Species and habitats within the estates, as well as the entire Sicilian autochthonous ampelographic heritage, are protected and preserved in an equally meticulous way, ensuring their coexistence with refined wine production.

Biodiversity value

RESOURCE

Species and habitats within the estates, as well as the entire Sicilian autochthonous ampelographic heritage, are protected and preserved in an equally meticulous way, ensuring their coexistence with refined wine production.

Safeguarding Biodiversity

Biodiversity
Species and habitats within the estates, as well as the entire Sicilian autochthonous ampelographic heritage, are protected and preserved in an equally meticulous way, ensuring their coexistence with refined wine production. Firriato adopts strategies to limit damage to the ecosystem and, in particular,by taking measures aimed at promoting the selectivity of useful organisms and ensuring the increase in interactions between the vineyard system and the biocoenosis. Actually it is clear to that the quality of the wine is extremely linked to environment health. The soil bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes living near or on the root system plays a decisive role in maintaining the stability of this micro-environment, making the cultivation system much more sustainable.

Safeguarding Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Species and habitats within the estates, as well as the entire Sicilian autochthonous ampelographic heritage, are protected and preserved in an equally meticulous way, ensuring their coexistence with refined wine production.

Firriato adopts strategies to limit damage to the ecosystem and, in particular,by taking measures aimed at promoting the selectivity of useful organisms and ensuring the increase in interactions between the vineyard system and the biocoenosis. Actually it is clear to that the quality of the wine is extremely linked to environment health. The soil bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes living near or on the root system plays a decisive role in maintaining the stability of this micro-environment, making the cultivation system much more sustainable.

Safeguarding ampelographic
heritage

0 2

experimental vineyards

0 10

relic varieties

0 40
+

vitis vinifera biotypes

Safeguarding biodiversity
in the vineyard

0 250

spontaneous plant species

0 25

vines

Safeguarding habitat
biodiversity

0 3

different Sicilian terroirs

0 2

vineyards within Natural Reserves (Etna and Favignana)

0 13

13 hectares of forest between East and West of Sicily

Safeguarding ampelographic
heritage

0 2

experimental vineyards

0 10

elic varieties

0 40
+

vitis vinifera biotypes

Safeguarding biodiversity
in the vineyard

0 250

spontaneous plant species

0 25

vines

Safeguarding habitat
biodiversity

0 3

different Sicilian terroirs

0 2

vineyards within Natural Reserves (Etna and Favignana)

0 13

hectares of forest between East and West of Sicily

Promoting Biocenosis in the vineyard

biodiversity
The protection of biodiversity through spontaneous grassing with native herbs, conservation of viticultural germplasm and secondary fruiting are the basis of cultivation under organic farming. Firriato adopts strategies to limit damage to the ecosystem and, in particular, implements activities aimed at promoting the selectivity of useful organisms and ensuring the increase in interactions between the vineyard system and the biocoenosis present in it. These operations start from the objective fact that the quality of the wine varies according to the health of the environment and the plant. The soil microflora (bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes living near or on the root system) plays a decisive role in maintaining the stability of this microenvironment, making the cultivation system much more sustainable.

The operations to preserve the vineyard microclimate include:
• the protection of the settlement of pollinating insects (eg bees), favoring entomophilic pollination:
• the presence of a high number of insect species in chromotropic captures.
• the maintenance of a high number of plant essences between the rows (anetum graveolens, borrago officinalis, sinapis alba, etc.)

Promoting Biocenosis in the vineyard

biodiversity
The protection of biodiversity through spontaneous grassing with native herbs, conservation of viticultural germplasm and secondary fruiting are the basis of cultivation under organic farming.

Firriato adopts strategies to limit damage to the ecosystem and, in particular, implements activities aimed at promoting the selectivity of useful organisms and ensuring the increase in interactions between the vineyard system and the biocoenosis present in it. These operations start from the objective fact that the quality of the wine varies according to the health of the environment and the plant. The soil microflora (bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes living near or on the root system) plays a decisive role in maintaining the stability of this microenvironment, making the cultivation system much more sustainable.

The operations to preserve the vineyard microclimate include:
• the protection of the settlement of pollinating insects (eg bees), favoring entomophilic pollination:
• the presence of a high number of insect species in chromotropic captures.
• the maintenance of a high number of plant essences between the rows (anetum graveolens, borrago officinalis, sinapis alba, etc.)

Safeguarding Sicilian Ampelographic Heritage

biodiversity
Terroir, identity, qualitative value, pure Sicilian identity. In the panorama of the great quality wine companies, Firriato, in less than three decades, has been able to identify its own and original production path dedicated to enhancing the native vines of the Sicilian tradition. Nero d’Avola, Perricone, Nerello Mascalese, but also Zibibbo, Grillo and Catarratto have become increasingly familiar vines for many consumers, thanks to Firriato. Over yeras of grape harvests, the Di Gaetano family has given life to an oenological design centered on precision viticulture, capable of enhancing and enhancing the varietal peculiarities of each vine planted in well-defined pedoclimatic and terroir contexts. The approach underlying this path to enhance the Sicilian ampelographic heritage, has a consolidated scientific matrix, aimed not only at a wine production of great quality, but also at an operation of conservation and protection of all those cultivars of ancient or of those particular species of vitos with an unknown genome. It is within the Borgo Guarini estate, in the countryside of Trapani, or in the experimental laboratory of Cavanera, on the slopes of Etna, that Firriato works to safeguard the genome of ancient vines (Orange blossom, pink Zibibbo, Lucignola, Inzolia nera, Minnella) or to study varieties with unknown genomes, as in the case of the 8 varieties identified by the research panel of the agricultural faculty of the University of Catania, within the 150-year certified prephylloxera parcel.

Safeguarding Sicilian Ampelographic Heritage

biodiversity
Terroir, identity, qualitative value, pure Sicilian identity. In the panorama of the great quality wine companies, Firriato, in less than three decades, has been able to identify its own and original production path dedicated to enhancing the native vines of the Sicilian tradition. Nero d’Avola, Perricone, Nerello Mascalese, but also Zibibbo, Grillo and Catarratto have become increasingly familiar vines for many consumers, thanks to Firriato.

Over yeras of grape harvests, the Di Gaetano family has given life to an oenological design centered on precision viticulture, capable of enhancing and enhancing the varietal peculiarities of each vine planted in well-defined pedoclimatic and terroir contexts. The approach underlying this path to enhance the Sicilian ampelographic heritage, has a consolidated scientific matrix, aimed not only at a wine production of great quality, but also at an operation of conservation and protection of all those cultivars of ancient or of those particular species of vitos with an unknown genome. It is within the Borgo Guarini estate, in the countryside of Trapani, or in the experimental laboratory of Cavanera, on the slopes of Etna, that Firriato works to safeguard the genome of ancient vines (Orange blossom, pink Zibibbo, Lucignola, Inzolia nera, Minnella) or to study varieties with unknown genomes, as in the case of the 8 varieties identified by the research panel of the agricultural faculty of the University of Catania, within the 150-year certified prephylloxera parcel.

Habitat protection

biodiversity

Forests play a key ecological role thanks to their action on the atmosphere with the production of oxygen, the removal of carbon dioxide and the release of water vapor. Precisely for this reason Firriato has already started an environmental protection program for years that aims to protect 13 hectares of trees divided between the Etna estate and that of the Trapani countryside. A healthy forest prevents countless environmental problems linked to the surface runoff of water and the washing away of the soil, hence a great anti-erosive effect. The forest substrates constitute an active filter for the water, preventing the pollution of surface waters. Similarly, the leaf surface of trees helps to clean the air of polluting particles present in the air. The program for the protection of such delicate habitats as that of Etna, inserted within the natural reserve of the volcano and the forest of the Agro di Trapani, has also included a census of the species that populate these ecosystems,( 250 so far), to protect its survival.

Habitat protection

biodiversity

Forests play a key ecological role thanks to their action on the atmosphere with the production of oxygen, the removal of carbon dioxide and the release of water vapor. Precisely for this reason Firriato has already started an environmental protection program for years that aims to protect 13 hectares of trees divided between the Etna estate and that of the Trapani countryside.

A healthy forest prevents countless environmental problems linked to the surface runoff of water and the washing away of the soil, hence a great anti-erosive effect. The forest substrates constitute an active filter for the water, preventing the pollution of surface waters. Similarly, the leaf surface of trees helps to clean the air of polluting particles present in the air. The program for the protection of such delicate habitats as that of Etna, inserted within the natural reserve of the volcano and the forest of the Agro di Trapani, has also included a census of the species that populate these ecosystems,( 250 so far), to protect its survival.

Trees, lungs of the planet

biodiversity

Since 2019 Firriato has joined forestation programs. Faithful to the obligations imposed by the Carbon Neutrality protocol which has allowed Firriato to become the only Italian winery with 0 CO2 emissions, the Di Gaetano family has undertaken projects to compensate carbon dioxide emissions in a completely natural way, through the operations of seizure of the latter by the trees. In fact, trees are the most efficient and simple means of storing carbon, providing the air we breathe and absorbing the carbon dioxide we exhale.

Trees, lungs of the planet

biodiversity
Since 2019 Firriato has joined forestation programs. Faithful to the obligations imposed by the Carbon Neutrality protocol which has allowed Firriato to become the only Italian winery with 0 CO2 emissions, the Di Gaetano family has undertaken projects to compensate carbon dioxide emissions in a completely natural way, through the operations of seizure of the latter by the trees. In fact, trees are the most efficient and simple means of storing carbon, providing the air we breathe and absorbing the carbon dioxide we exhale.

Biodiversity in the vineyard

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Biodiversity in the vineyard

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