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“The Italian organic vineyard deserves more attention than it does today. We represent a quarter of the hectares of organic vineyards in the world, with an extension that in the last decade has increased by more than 100%, but we still do not have a database on the sector to observe the phenomenon, starting from its fundamentals, linked to production. , packaging and sale “. So Alberto Mazzoni. director of the Marchigiano Institute for the Protection of Wines (Imt) and representative of the Italian Consortia in the Wines Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture.
“To date – added Mazzoni – the Italian consortia are unable to monitor the trend of an increasingly strategic production model, nor to support its evolution through higher scores in European, national and regional calls.
The Marche, one of the most organic regions in Europe in relation to the area planted with vines, has recently signed the Pact for the single organic district which, thanks to the participation of the Region and all the brands in the sector, will become the largest European area attentive to development of sustainable practice and consumer health. To the Councilor for Agriculture, Mirco Carloni – concludes Mazzoni -, in ensuring full adherence to the project, we now ask to lead the way in the national context also in terms of monitoring, with a database of organic wine, whose demand is in strong growth in Northern Europe, in the United States and in other strategic markets of our productions, starting with Verdicchio ”.
The response of the Councilor for Agriculture of the Marche Region, Mirco Carloni, was not long in coming, and was in full compliance with the proposal of the oenologist and manager Alberto Mazzoni. “Activating a national database on the production and sale of organic wines – replies Carloni – is not only a shared idea but also a strategic choice to grow a practice with strong added value that goes in the direction desired by the Marche Region. I will submit the application to the Ministry of Agricultural Policies, certain that the Minister Stefano Patuanelli and the Undersecretary with responsibility for wine, Gian Marco Centinaio, will understand its strategic value. Last week – adds the commissioner Carloni – we signed the Pact for the single organic district of the Region, and wine must certainly be a protagonist in the game we will play in favor of the Marche agri-food but also of consumers, the environment and tourism in the area. Le Marche concluded they want to be identified as the Italian outpost of organic and its wines need strategic tools to continue to grow and support a rapidly expanding market ”.
Today, according to the analysis of the maxi-consortium from the Marche region, which protects 16 regional denominations, with 652 members, out of 100 organic grape producers just about ten pack it as organic. An inequality that demeans the work done in the fields, and eliminates the potential added value of high quality products capable of making the market. According to Sinab, the information system of the Ministry of Agriculture, the national surface of the Italian organic vineyard is 107,000 hectares, with an incidence of 17% of the total crops. The Marche del vino has a very strong green identity, and occupy the third position among the regions with the highest organic concentration in the vineyard (34% of the total vineyard), behind Calabria and Basilicata. According to a recent survey carried out byVinitaly-Nomisma Wine Monitor Observatory on wineries in the Belpaese, organic wines, together with sustainable ones, will be the ones that will grow the most in consumption in the USA, UK, Germany, Japan and Australia, much more than other trendy types, such as wines low alcohol content or rosé wines.


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