In 1950, the agricultural production structure of Chianti had made very little progress compared to previous periods. Cultivation methods were traditional and Chianina calves were the main driving force for plows that differed little from those used by the Etruscans and the Romans in remote times.
By treasuring that ancient experience, we have never used pesticides and, as chemical analysis have shown, our soil is pollutants free and, as the result, genuine and natural products for this “organic production” for Casalvento was immediately possible.
Sowing, harvesting in the right season, spinning and grafting at the time, fertilizing and fighting weeds are a real art, not just daily effort. It is here that the farmer’s experience makes the difference. Our products, the appeal of a complete control of the production chain, are non-commercial products; an appropriate phrase ?: “from the plants nursery to the bottle !”.
The Control Body
However, we can not self-certify. Inspections and checks are required by authorized European bodies and accredited at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. They issue us with the Certificates of Conformity and Origin to be credible in this area.
Even without the use of controls and sophisticated chemical analysis, a quick observation of the environment can exclude the use of pesticides. For example there would not grow poppies (Papaver Rhoeas) and fumar (Fumaria Officinalis) and there would not be mosses (Bryum Argenteum), licheni (Evernia Prunastri and Usnea Barbata) in the forests. Be yourself the quality controllers !