In an awareness that the part of Tuscany we call home is an immense resource to be protected and preserved, at Rocca delle Macìe we implement agronomic techniques that are geared not only towards constantly improving the products but also towards respecting the environment.
These practices, some of which fall under the umbrella term “integrated pest management”, are targeted at streamlining the consumption of non-renewable resources such as water, air and soil, avoiding non-essential waste of natural resources and limiting as far as possible the impact of human activity on the equilibrium of the ecosystem. Thanks to a set of techniques and technologies, which are part of what is referred to as “high-precision viticulture”, it is possible to make winemaking rational and sustainable, while at the same time enhancing the land. In this context, the vineyards are considered a “living element”, in which the various different environmental, cultural and human factors help to express the very best of the vine and the terroir, with a view to achieving products of the highest quality.
Tradition and Innovation.
Our painstaking studies of the soils and vineyards have allowed for the micro-zoning of the winery, which in turn has enabled the accumulation of in-depth knowledge of every single plot, making it possible to define specific enological objectives for each individual parcel of land. To this end, the following solutions have been deployed thus far: phytosanitary monitoring and alarm systems using weather control units; systems to monitor damaging insects and introduction of antagonistic insects; exclusive use of organic fertilizers and green manure; mechanical weeding without recourse to herbicides; recycling of rain water and waste water; and combatting soil erosion through the use of dry stone walls, terracing and drainage. These are just some of the examples of the commitment towards sustainability that has been in place here at Rocca delle Macìe for many years.