The charter specifications highlight 6 principles to tend the vines and produce the grapes coherently, globally and rigorously.
Belonging to Terra Vitis means following a set of rules that are specific to vinegrowing. Terra Vitis is a sustainable and integrated approach. The members use eco-friendly techniques to craft their wines, avoiding any negative impact on the environment. To meet these stipulations, the member- vinegrowers must comply with all the following stipulations:
The aim of any nutrition and care given to the vines is to preserve the soil as a living entity that can meet the needs of the vines to produce quality grapes. The vinegrower needs to know his land and respect water resources and bio-diversity.2) Protection of the vines and crop
This requires keen observation of the vines to encourage natural defences and limit any intervention to that which is strictly necessary. Intervention is a last resort, when there is no other solution to guarantee the crop.3) Respect for Man
Terra Vitis’ specifications include a social component. It ensures the protection, safety and training of all the personnel on the estate.4) Innovation and Evolution
To meet this resolve, the specifications are updated yearly. The vinegrower can anticipate and test new techniques, backed-up by know-how from the entire network.5) Respect for Society
Terra Vitis is committed to an eco-responsible approach, guaranteeing recycling and up-cycling of any waste from the estate6) Respect for the Consumer
The scrupulous nature of the approach is shown by the fact that the vinegrower has to make a record of each and every undertaking. Any intervention must be justified. An independent organisation monitors each stage of production – from the vine to the glass – to ensure total transparency to the consumer.