Since 2012, with the entry of the EC Regulation 203/2012, it is possible to speak about organic wine and not anymore about “organic grapes” wine, thanks to the possibility to certify “organic” the entire wine making process and the grape processing.
Organic wine definition
A wine can be defined “organic” when it is made with 100% organic grapes grown without the use of synthetic chemicals in the vineyards, while the vinification process must take place with a limited use of certified sulphites and oenological organic products.
Organic wine is recognizable due to the presence on the label of the Community logo; a guaranteed mark certifying the entire wine production process. Our Pizzolato Winery have been committed to guarantee to the consumers the genuineness and the naturalness of our organic and vegan wines since 1991. The purpose is to offer a wine, which does not always require sulphites’s use, as it is a healthier wine, which contains all the useful materials so that it can remain self-contained.
Obtaining organic certification and the subsequent possibility of affixing the logo on it is not easy; nowadays many companies are subjected to continuous and detailed checks by the competent companies attesting compliance with statutory obligations by companies. Our certification company is BIOS SRL of Marostica (VI).
Trend of organic wine in Italy
The organic wine market in Italy is booming; it is not only because of the growing of the number of companies involved in organic production, but also due to the rising market demand, with a consumer increasingly awareness of what it consumes and the impact that the product can have on the environment and the ecosystem. In recent years, the hectares of organic vineyards and those in conversion have incredibly increased and are expected to keep this trend up for a long time.
The greater tendency of consumers to request organic products convinced most of the wineries to market their own wine using the channels of large organized distribution. Nowadays, organic wine is readily available on the supermarkets’ shelves, so that the consumer has the opportunity to buy these organic products no longer exclusively in specialized stores or directly from the manufacturer.
Trend of organic wine abroad
The organic wine market abroad has now reached a substantial share so much that it becomes particularly attractive for many Italian wine producing wineries that increasingly tend to venture towards export. We mainly export organic wines in the Scandinavian countries such Norway and especially Sweden where we hold the monopoly in the sale of our sparkling Prosecco DOC Extra Dry. Germany, which was the first market to welcome us in the late 1980s and when the organic vision was still in the early days. The USA that increasingly require our NSA WINES: no added sulphites Prosecco; no added sulphites Merlot, Rosso convento and Cabernet for which we have the USDA certification but also our Organic Moscato and Pinot Grigio, certified NoOgm wines.
Why Choose an Organic Wine?
Organic wine is a completely natural and genuine wine that does not serve the use of synthesis chemical agents at any stage of the production process. Vineyards are cultivated in their habitat, with spontaneous herbs growing around, with a developed biodiversity. The plant can produce balanced fruits that express all the typical characteristics of the growing area. Organic wine is a healthy, natural and genuine product that respects not only the environment and the ecosystem but also safeguards the health of those who consume it, the producer himself and those around us, being devoid of any chemical component.
Why does organic wine have a higher price?
There are many difficulties encountered in cultivating an organic vine; difficulties that reappear every day, especially when the critical vintages put us to the test and to protect the crop we have to and we want to use only natural products. This, however, always leads us to improve and give the most of each vintage to offer a 100% organic and healthy wine. Today’s technology and experience of our agronomists allow us to experiment with cutting edge products.
To fight naturally diseases that can affect the vine, copper is the product that best suits to this need, obviously within the law limits. The vine is a plant that tolerates quite well this natural component, but it is still a product that is dispersed in the soil, which is why our research is devoted to the study of alternatives and the testing of resistant vineyards.
Organic wine has a higher price for consumers, but should be seen as an assurance of a natural, environmentally friendly product and as a justification for the higher costs that companies have to bear to provide consumers in order to offer a remarkable organic wine with all the abovementioned qualities.