2023 has been an extraordinarily satisfying year, full of accolades from national and international critics. In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, we are delighted to announce that Le Guide...
The company's contribution to the environment
Marchesi Mazzei at Fonterutoli, absorbs a total of 3.69e Tons of CO2 against 2.450 Emissions.
With a balance in favour of the environment of 1.243 Tons 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.
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.
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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