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Italy, with its 109,423 hectares of certified organic viticultural area (according to Ismea data for 2019) has the highest ratio (17.8%) between organic vineyard area and total viticultural area, which amounts to 614,960 hectares . Sicily, Puglia and Tuscany alone represent 55.8% of the national organic viticultural area and 55.5% of the organic wine produced in Italy, but the absolute primacy belongs to Sicily which, with a production of 556,453 hectoliters and 29,669 hectares of organic vineyards (respectively equal to 24.7% of production and 27.7% of the national surface) ranks first among the Italian bio-wine regions. But Italy is also the European country that boasts over 2 million hectares of certified organic UAA, on which 80,643 organic companies operate. Italy also ranks among the top three countries in Europe for the largest area under vines, representing together with Spain and France, 86% of the European vineyards and 73% of the vineyards of the world organic vineyard area, which currently it amounts to just under 7 million hectares, with an increase of + 114% compared to 2010, and with a continuously increasing trend. Here are the numbers of organic viticulture, with which Italia Bio, the association that brings together organic producers of the Belpaese, led by Lillo Alaimo Di Loro, launches “Biodivino”, the international exhibition of organic and biodynamic wines on stage from 23 to 26 June , in San Martino delle Scale in Monreale, Sicily.

The organic viticultural sector has great potential but there is still a long way to go to assert its presence on the markets and meet more and more the favor of consumers. “First of all – comments Alaimo Di Loro – the game of quality that must be pursued through the continuous search for innovations and new knowledge, in the direction of the low entropy organic winery, with the ability to interpret the environmental factor; the adoption of low impact systems; the enhancement of indigenous yeasts for the characterization of territoriality and the principle of total quality and systems for measuring the ecological footprint; the creation of added value through the promotion of products on the local and national market also with the use of innovative systems for the Organized Short Chain and direct sales. We recall, in fact, that the major consumers in the world of organic wines are Germany and France, while the destination of organic viticultural production sees France, Germany and the United States produce mainly for the domestic market, while Italy and Spain produce mainly for the ‘export. A sign that there is still a lot to work on the culture of drinking despite the millenary tradition of wine production, the incomparable breadth of the ampelographic panorama, the exceptional “terroir” and familiarity with the most refined winemaking schools. The work to be done, in addition to improving quality through exchanges of knowledge and wine technology, is to encourage the sharing of cultural values ​​and solidarity of which wine is, by its very nature, an excellent ambassador “.

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Marco Ribaudo

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For the love of food and wine! Marco Ribaudo, Certified Sommelier, with 25 years in the food and beverage industry now invites you to join him in his latest adventure, the opening of la Cucina del Vino to share his culture and passion for creating unforgettable memories around the table.

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