Vineyard
management

The associated winegrowers and their vines are at the centre of Araldica’s activity, since the quality of the end product depends on this fundamental and essential element. It is no simple task to manage almost one thousand hectares of vineyards extending over four separate hilly areas but the challenge lies in making each associate feel part of a project in which grape quality is the number one priority.

The strength of the group

Each associate is responsible for his own work but acts in synchrony with the rest of the group, according to rational parameters elaborated by Araldica’s centralized technical service. For more than 30 years, each plot of land has been carefully selected and assessed, parcel by parcel, before being included in a programme which guides the grower, step by step, towards the work and treatments to be carried out in the vineyard: from fertilization to pruning, bunch thinning and harvesting. The harmonization of these phases is carried out in real time based on analyses of the weather condition, the soil climate conditions and the seasonal trend of each winegrowing area. This facilitates timely intervention in the vineyards, assisting the farmers in each phase of the work and valorising their agricultural commitment. The aim is one alone: to obtain excellent grapes that are perfectly ripe and healthy, the best the year’s harvest can offer.

A low environmental impact

All the vineyards managed by Araldica comply with an integrated defence protocol, based on sustainable farming principles and aimed at safeguarding the wine heritage thanks to a low environmental footprint. The centralized technical department purchases all the necessary farming products and distributes them to individual associates according to their effective needs. This means that intervention is kept to the minimum indispensable, reducing treatments and safeguarding the health of consumers and those working in the vineyards.

SQNPI
Certification

Wines from Il Cascinone, La Battistina and Santa Seraffa estates, whose grapes are harvested and fermented separately, have obtained the SQNPI trademark - Sistema di Qualità Nazionale di Produzione Integrata (National Quality System of Integrated Crop Management). The bee symbol shown on the label guarantees that each wine producing phase has complied with the strict parameters of integrated crop management, in other words, it is sustainable and eco-compatible, certified by an independent third party entity.

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