Organic Agriculture

16/07/2014

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Organic agriculture is a farming production method with the following main objectives:

The production of healthy, high quality food

The conservation of the environment, nature and the agricultural landscape

Sustaining and enhancing the long-lasting fertility of the land

Saving energy

Improving the income and life conditions of farmers

These features characterise a way of carrying out innovative agriculture, which is up-to-date with the modern needs of society and the consumer.   Agricultural companies do not only and exclusively answer to the economic interests of those that produce and sell, but they meet the nutritional and sanitary needs of consumers also, the needs of environmental protection and the protection of the cultural values of rural societies.

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Toscano IGP “Colline di Firenze” - Protected Geographical Indication

15/07/2014

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The Toscano IGP certification can be obtained for the following olive varieties: Americano, Arancino, Ciliegino, Frantoio, Grappolo, Gremignolo, Grossolana, Larcianese, Lazzero, Leccino, Leccio del Corno, Leccione, Madonna dell’Impruneta, Marzio, Maurino, Melaiolo, Mignolo, Moraiolo, Morchiaio, Olivastra Seggianese, Pendolino, Pesciatino, Piangente, Punteruolo, Razzaio, Rossellino, Rossello, San Francesco, Santa Caterina, Scarlinese, Tondello and their synonyms. Other varieties can also be included, but may only make up a maximum of 5%.

The production zone for olives includes olive growing areas in the Tuscany region that are suitable for producing olives with the qualities required by the production regulations.

 

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DOP - Protected Denomination of Origin

14/07/2014

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The Protected Denomination of Origin (DOP) designates an agricultural product or foodstuff whose qualities and characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to its geographic location, including natural and human factors, and whose production, modification and processing is carried out within a defined geographical area. Essentially the DOP label is applied to products whose entire production cycle, from the raw ingredients to the finished product, are carried out within a well-defined geographic area, and therefore cannot be reproduced outside of that area.

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DOCG - Chianti Classico (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin)

13/07/2014

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Not all the wine produced in the Chianti zone is Chianti Classico.

To have the right to a denomination is not sufficient. In fact, the provenance refers to a given territory but also all the rules stipulated in the production regulations must be respected. Those rules determine the conditions and the requisites that permit a wine to be decked out with the name Chianti Classico DOCG. Chianti Classico wine In addition, other fundamentals and other requisites concern the ampelographical base—or the types of grapes that can be used in the preparation of the wine.

 

 

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