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In a world where sustainability is increasingly important also for wine, and with Italy still waiting for the decree for a single national certification standard, the historic brand of Prosecco Docg Bortolomiol, after having contributed to the drafting of the rules in materia (together with Indaco2, a spin-off of the University of Siena, Winecircus by Roberto Cipresso and Fattoria La Maliosa, validated and published in November 2020), is the first Italian and world winery to see its own Epd (Environmental Product Declaration), certification issued by the Stockholm body that chairs the International Epd System. It is the Ius Naturae, Prosecco Superiore Docg Brut Millesimato, produced from grapes from the rows of the Filandetta Park, the organic heart of the Bortolomiol family company.
The Ius Naturae certification is the result of a project started in 2018 by Bortolomiol in collaboration with Indaco2, a spin-off company of the University of Siena, for the Life Cycle Assessment (Lca – Life Cycle Assessment) of wines from ‘company. It involves a complete monitoring of the production process, from the management of the vineyard to the disposal of packaging materials, regulated by the ISO 14040-44 standards and internationally recognized. It is precisely by referring to the Product Life Cycle Analysis that the Environmental Product Declaration is prepared, the only certification of environmental sustainability currently valid at international level (ISO 14025). “Being the first Epd currently present in the wine sector, the process was challenging and articulated because it had to define the rules that will be adopted by all the wineries in the world who want to obtain this certification”, affirm Riccardo Pulselli and Elena Neri, project managers and founders of Indaco2. Among the indicators calculated and shown in the Epd, particular attention is paid to the Carbon Footprint, that is the quantity of greenhouse gases emitted directly and indirectly into the atmosphere during the production chain processes. The carbon footprint for each 750ml bottle of Ius Naturae was 1.54 kg CO2eq, 22% less than the international average. Carbon footprint that is however amply compensated by a wooded land of over three hectares that the Bortolomiol family protects near Monte Cesen.
“We are very proud of this important result – says Elvira Bortolomiol, vice president of the sparkling wine house of Valdobbiadene: for years our company has been committed to promoting an increasingly sustainable production. We strongly wanted our organic vineyard, where Ius Naturae is born, and we have already introduced the “Green Mark” protocol since 2011, used by all our winemakers, in which the practices to be adopted in the vineyard are defined. With the certification, an important step is added to our project but the commitment does not stop there because we have already started the work to certify the entire company and its production “.

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