Casa Belfi and organic wine

organic wine

abstract and translation by Egle CapilupiOn  8th March 2012 the European Union published the Commission execution rules n.203/2012 concerning the organic wine production procedures on its Official Journal.

By observing these rules, the producers are authorized to use the wording “organic wine” and the relevant European logo, which will be automatically accepted in the USA as well.

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Here are the basic points distinguishing the organic wine from the traditional one :

The organic wine is obtained only from grapes cultivated using organic methods;

In the cellar, procedures like partial cold concentration of the must, de-sulphurization, electrodyalisis for tartaric stabilization, reduction of the alcohol content and the use of cation exchanger to lower the calcium and potassium content, are not allowed.

Some procedures like pasteurization are not permitted to exceed 70°C . and  filtration is made with an opening diameter above 0,2 micron.

Concerning the use of oenologic products, only the natural ones can be used, including selected yeasts, favouring the organic ones.

The use of sulphur is reduced to about 20, 30% of the quantity used for traditional wines.

These are very severe restrictions compared to the past, in order to obtain more “natural wines”.

Concerning our Casa Belfi wines, these paremeters are totally respected. In fact, the sulphur content is even much lower and the pesticides residuals are equal to zero.

This has been confirmed by “VinNatur”, an association of winemakers from all around the world who want to defend the integrity of their territory.

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Four hundred years amongst vineyards and an infinite passion for wine. The history of the Armani family and that of viticulture in the Adige Valley, between the provinces of Trento and Verona, have been evolving together, without interruption, for more than 4 centuries. Today  “Albino Armani Viticoltori dal 1607” means territory, or rather territories. The historical property in Dolcè, in the Adige Valley in the province of Verona, is one of 3 wineries located in the region Veneto: one other is to be found in Marano, in the Valpolicella Classico area, and one  in the province of Treviso, in San Polo di Piave, where our biodynamic wines are produced. Two more wineries are located in the regions Trentino and Friuli. All five wineries watch over their territories, vinifying the grapes of the surrounding vineyards. In each of them the common thread is a terroir reflecting its specific particular character in the wines springing from its soil. The headquarters remain in Dolcè, where the “Conservatoria”, a project for safeguarding local grape varieties in danger of extinction, can be visited.