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A treasure to gift to future generations

VINEYARD

A treasure to gift to future generations

VINEYARD

A treasure to gift to future generations

VINEYARD

Vineyard

Resource
Firriato can count on a viticultural area that is divided into 470 hectares spread over three specific Terroirs of Sicily. The six estates, four in the Trapani countryside, one on the island of Favignana and one on Etna, are united by agronomic practices in a certified organic farming regime and subjected to all those “best practices” that hinge on the adoption of a “precision viticulture”.

Vineyard

Resource

Firriato can count on a viticultural area that is divided into 470 hectares spread over three specific Terroirs of Sicily. The six estates, four in the Trapani countryside, one on the island of Favignana and one on Etna, are united by agronomic practices in a certified organic farming regime and subjected to all those “best practices” that hinge on the adoption of a “precision viticulture”.

Sustainable vineyards: long period desion making process

Sustainable vineyards: long period desion making process

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.

Precision organic viticulture

viticulture

Environmental sustainability meets high quality viticulture. A feasible combination, made up of choices and measurement of results. Firriato’s philosophy, in addition to full compliance with the dictates of organic agriculture, refers to the key principles of precision viticulture, where each intervention is characterized by two fundamental principles: the first is the minimum impact on the environment to protect the vineyard system , the second is scheduling. Each intervention is in fact carried out only if necessary and proactively, the result is to have a healthy vineyard combined with a healthy nature.

Precision organic viticulture

Viticulture

Environmental sustainability meets high quality viticulture. A feasible combination, made up of choices and measurement of results. Firriato’s philosophy, in addition to full compliance with the dictates of organic agriculture, refers to the key principles of precision viticulture, where each intervention is characterized by two fundamental principles: the first is the minimum impact on the environment to protect the vineyard system , the second is scheduling. Each intervention is in fact carried out only if necessary and proactively, the result is to have a healthy vineyard combined with a healthy nature.

The Vineyard

The Greening

Since its foundation, the company has always implemented new sustainable development models within its vineyard-olive grove ecosystem. The interventions in the vineyard are sporadic and scheduled, among these grassing is the most effective practice against soil depletion and consequent erosion: a valuable tool that allows you to mathematically quantify the carbon offset that is fixed to the soil.

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Anthropic grassing of the surface (field bean, sulla, barley, vetch)

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Spontaneous grass (autumn-winter)

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End of winter, shredding of grass coverings and pruning residues on 100% of the surfaces

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Harrowing to tear and bury the organic substance (grass), favoring the natural fertilization of the soil and eliminating competitors of water and mineral salts, providing nourishment to the soil microfauna and facilitating the biocoenosis

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Anthropic grassing of the surface (field bean, sulla, barley, vetch)

0 50
%

Spontaneous grass (autumn-winter)

0 100
%

End of winter, shredding of grass coverings and pruning residues on 100% of the surfaces

0 100
%

Harrowing to tear and bury the organic substance (grass), favoring the natural fertilization of the soil and eliminating competitors of water and mineral salts, providing nourishment to the soil microfauna and facilitating the biocoenosis

We guard our vineyards

SPRING TREATMENTS

Spring treatments

The vegetative restart of the vine begins after the budding phase We resort to treatments with sulfur and copper to combat pathogens such as downy mildew and powdery mildew.

MANUAL HOEING

Soil tillage

The working of the soil has the purpose of bringing organic substance to the roots of the vine to promote its vegetative activity.

GREEN PRUNING

Vegetable-productive balance

In late spring, practices aimed at maintaining the balance between the leaf surface and the fruits of the plant (green pruning) begin in order to obtain perfectly healthy grapes.

SAMPLING

Ripening curves measurement

During the ripening of the grapes, samples are taken from the plant and taken to the laboratory to analyze the progress of the ripening state of the bunches.

GREEN PRUNING

Vegetable-productive balance

The vegetative restart of the vine begins after the budding phase. We resort to treatments with sulfur and copper to combat pathogens such as downy mildew and powdery mildew.

MANUAL HOEING

Soil tillage

The working of the soil has the purpose of bringing organic substance to the roots of the vine to promote its vegetative activity.

GREEN PRUNING

Vegetable-productive balance

In late spring, practices aimed at maintaining the balance between the leaf surface and the fruits of the plant (green pruning) begin in order to obtain perfectly healthy grapes.

SAMPLING

Ripening curves measurement

During the ripening of the grapes, samples are taken from the plant and taken to the laboratory to analyze the progress of the ripening state of the bunches.

GRASSING

Grassing

Sowing of spontaneous herbaceous species between the rows (favino) which brings organic substance to the soil with improvements on the microbial life and structure of the soil compared to the worked soil.

ORGANIC FERTILIZATION

Organic fertilization

No use of chemical fertilizer, which is absorbed faster by the plant than organic fertilizer and affects the quality of the wine.

AGAINST SYNTHESIS CHEMISTRY

Against synthetic chemistry

The tillage does not require herbicides or mechanization.

MANUAL HARVEST

Manual harvest

The mechanization of the processes leads to the uniformity of the landscape and the disappearance of traditional farming systems.

GRASSING

Grassing

Sowing of spontaneous herbaceous species between the rows (favino) which brings organic substance to the soil with improvements on the microbial life and structure of the soil compared to the worked soil.

ORGANIC FERTILIZATION

Organic fertilization

No use of chemical fertilizer, which is absorbed faster by the plant than organic fertilizer and affects the quality of the wine.

AGAINST SYNTHESIS CHEMISTRY

Against synthetic chemistry

The tillage does not require herbicides or mechanization.

MANUAL HARVEST

Manual harvest

The mechanization of the processes leads to the uniformity of the landscape and the disappearance of traditional farming systems.

Preservation of soil fertility through
  • Grassing and green manure
  • Reuse of pomace and residues of pruning wood
  • Organic fertilization
Interventions on need
  • Treatments according to organic farming regulations
  • No use of pesticides or synthetic chemicals
  • Care and harvesting operations all carried out manually
Fight against erosion:
  • Orientation of the rows
  • Minimum tillage of the soil
  • Spontaneous grassing and use of native species
Reduction of water waste
  • Reduction of the exogenous supply of water
  • Agronomic practices aimed at maintaining moisture in the soil
  • Management of grassing with specific essences aimed at achieving water balance in the vineyard
Protection of biodiversity
  • Spontaneous grassing (250 native plant species recorded in the vineyard)
  • Increase of the biocoenosis with the recycling of organic matter, through the introduction of manure and grazing in the vineyard
  • Use of natural derivatives for the prevention of diseases in the vineyard and biological control

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