Environmental sustainability is the focus of all our production process. Producing with low environmental impact means reducing polluting particles emission, thus respecting Earth. We are a plastic-free company, and we are committed to reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere. For this reason, over the years we have decided to reduce the weight of the bottles of all our wines from 20% to 25% without altering their quality and aesthetics. Thanks to this choice, we have significantly improved our CO₂ footprint.
BIODYNAMIC AND ORGANIC
We follow biodynamic and Organic viticulture principles, we treat our vineyards with natural methods, without using pesticides or phytosanitary products. We use only natural composts produced in the farm and we respect the phases of the moon to work in the vineyards.
We have decided to reduce waste and to focus on a recycling logic, thus our latest product is born: Casa Emma Grape Pomace Flour, a flour with high nutritional properties, produced by drying and grinding grape skins after the vinification process. Harvest waste is brought back to life, in a different and high-quality product, useful for the food industry.
HANDWORK AND HARVEST
To preserve the plants and guarantee excellent fruits, almost all the operations in the vineyards are carried out manually. Manual picking remains the tradition at Casa Emma. The grape harvest is a very important moment for our winery and completes the work we have done in the vineyards throughout the whole year. It is not just harvesting for us, it is the selection – strictly by hand – of the best grape clusters that can ensure a high-quality level of wine.
THE GEESE METHOD
Our Vignalparco vineyard is worked with the help of domestic geese. They fertilize the land, they eat the grass between the rows and the insects harmful to the vine, acting as natural protectors for the soil. Their contribution has allowed the exchange of organic substances: such as nitrogen, potassium, and magnesium and an 80% reduction in the use of tractors and mechanical vehicles. Furthermore, this innovative system has allowed to solve soil compaction problems and to observe how the roots of Sangiovese Vignalparco greater explore the land in search of nutrients. Through this experiment it is born one of our best wines: "Vignalparco” Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.
We use the energy we produce. During the whole wine production process, we use a renewable energy source: solar energy, clean, inexhaustible and with low environmental impact.