Sustainable production

The earth, our greatest resource
Sustainability has always been at the heart of Vite Colte's philosophy.
Precise criteria for integrated cultivation

Since the 1980s, when the Piedmont Region developed its own Integrated Crop Defence Plan (which subsequently evolved into the Technical Standards for Integrated Defence relating to the EU's Rural Development Plan), the winery has actively worked to persuade its members to abandon conventional agriculture and switch to more sustainable forms of vineyard management and integrated production.

Vineyard management.

Integrated production can be certified in compliance with the SQNPI standard as of 2014. From 2021, the vine-wine supply chain can be certified in compliance with the new standard of the sustainability certification system of the wine supply chain and this is the goal that Vite Colte aims to achieve over the next three years. In view of this, the vineyards destined to Vite Colte are managed in compliance with the principles of integrated defence, with some of them being managed organically (with ICEA certification) or currently undergoing conversion to organic methods.

A holistic approach.

The Winery adopts production and management methods that cover three areas: social solidarity, economic efficiency and ecological responsibility. With this in mind, here are some of the projects undertaken by Vite Colte in recent years.

Economic efficiency
  • The choice of lighter weight glass bottles with the consequent reduction in energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions during production and transport.
  • The use of recycled paper in our offices and for packaging.
  • The achievement of over 90% separate waste collection.
  • The use of electricity 20% produced from renewable sources.
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Ecological responsibility
  • Construction of the cellar with certain modern and environmentally friendly design choices: the underground ageing room with grass-covered roofs which, in addition to the benefits in terms of landscape integration, naturally regulates temperature and reduces energy consumption.
  • Roof insulation to reduce energy consumption.
  • Over 10,000 m2 (out of a total of 20,000 m2) within the company grounds are occupied by green areas planted with numerous native tree species to protect biodiversity.
  • An 80% reduction in plastic in "civil" uses and in packaging.
Social solidarity
  • The redistribution of income on the territory and along the production chain. The correct remuneration of the work of the winegrowers is aimed at guaranteeing a sustainable income to the small family farms that make up the productive and cultural fabric of Piedmont's viticulture, those who manage and protect the agricultural landscape.
  • Attention is paid to the welfare and professional growth of employees (who are all on permanent contracts) with training and refresher courses and targeted welfare actions.
  • Activation of facilities to promote "green" culture: a charging station for all types of pedal-assisted e-bikes has been installed at our headquarters.
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