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Sustainability

Quality of environment on a long-term basis

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Sustainability

Quality of environment on a long-term basis

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Sustainability

Quality of environment on a long-term basis

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A POSITIVE BALANCE

The company's contribution to the environment

Marchesi Mazzei at Fonterutoli has a carbon footprint (emission of greenhouse gases) of 731 t while absorbing CO2eq of 3741 t, resulting in an absorption 5 times greater than the emission and a positive balance of more than 3,000 t of CO2.

In collaboration with a company that specializes in environmental evaluations and sustainability indicators, it was calculated that thanks to the ecosystems present in the company, that is to say woods, vineyards, plantations, olive groves, and forage crops.

Balance

Reduction of the Carbon Footprint and preservation of the surrounding landscape

vineyards into ledge-shaped terraces

Reduction of erosion and preservation of landscape heritage

water regulation and arrangement of land

Soils with a higher concentration of water and organic substances

No use of a climate control system in the cellar

Recycle of the water gushing from the springs thruogh the rock walls of the cellar

Natural treatments in the vineyard

First at Castello di Fonterutoli and then at Belguardo and Zisola, the Mazzei family has undertaken a program of sustainable management of their farming activity with the objective of guaranteeing the stability of the ecosystem and its biodiversity.

This lead to the complete elimination of weeding and chemical topdressing, recycling of production waste (shoots, grape stalks, marc, olive pomace, and horse manure) for the production of company compost to be utilized as completely organic fertilizer.

Green manure

This is complemented by the exclusive use of green manure with the objective of improving the content of organic substances in the soil naturally, enriching at the same time the biodiversity of the agro-ecosystem.

For this purpose plant extracts such as field beans, common vetch, sainfoin, clovers, oat, barley, blue tansy, mustard, pasture hawksbeard, lupin beans, pea, horseradish are utilized, which after being sowed in alternating rows are cut after germinating. Particular attention is given to biological pest control with the use of sex pheromones to fighting the phytophagous, vine and olive trees main pests, to minimize the use of synthesized insecticides.

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