Our green mission is going on

On Thursday 20th February at Cantina Sociale in Rivalta (Adige Valley),we talked about the results of the “Sexual Confusion” tecnique that we, together with other vine growers of the area, have been testing in some of the Adige Valley vineyards during 2013.
“Sexual Confusion” is a viticultural practice that aims at protecting the vineyards from some insects without the need to spray insecticides but using a less dangerous method instead, consisting is spreading a pheromone, the same which is produced by the female insects to attract the males.
We are satisfied with the results that we obtained, considering that this is only the first year we have been using this viticultural practice. Furthermore, only a supplementary treatment has been carried out on the second generation.
Since Valdadige is an area where moths can seriously damage the vineyards, we want to increase the use of ” Sexual Confusion” moving from 100 hectares to 230 hectares, with the simple but significant aim of respecting our vines and their precious environment.

English Version by Egle Capilupi


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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.