Rocca delle Macie

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In an awareness that the part of Tuscany we call home is an immense resource to be protected and preserved, at Rocca delle Macìe we implement agronomic techniques that are geared not only towards constantly improving the products but also towards respecting the environment.
These practices, are targeted at streamlining the consumption of non-renewable resources such as water, air and soil, avoiding non-essential waste of natural resources and limiting as far as possible the impact of human activity on the equilibrium of the ecosystem. Thanks to a set of techniques and technologies, which are part of what is referred to as “high-precision viticulture”, it is possible to make winemaking rational and sustainable, while at the same time enhancing the land. In this context, the vineyards are considered a “living element”, in which the various different environmental, cultural and human factors help to express the very best of the vine and the terroir, with a view to achieving products of the highest quality.
Our painstaking studies of the soils and vineyards have allowed for the micro-zoning of the winery, which in turn has enabled the accumulation of in-depth knowledge of every single plot, making it possible to define specific enological objectives for each individual parcel of land. To this end, the following solutions have been deployed thus far: phytosanitary monitoring and alarm systems using weather control units; systems to monitor damaging insects and introduction of antagonistic insects; use of organic fertilizers and green manure; recycling of rain water and waste water; and combatting soil erosion through the use of dry stone walls, terracing and drainage. These are just some of the examples of the commitment towards sustainability that has been in place here at Rocca delle Macìe for many years. Now, we are making concrite our path with a ricognized certification VIVA.

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AIR indicator reflects the total greenhouse gas emission directly or indirectly associated with the company activities (GHG Inventory).
Total emissions are divided into six categories: Category 1 – Direct GHG emissions; Category 2 – Indirect GHG emissions from imported energy; Category 3 – Indirect GHG emissions from transportation; Category 4 – Indirect GHG emissions from products used by organization; Category 5 – Indirect GHG emissions associated with the use of products from the organization (NS=Non Significant as outside the reporting boundaries); Category 6 – Indirect GHG emissions from other sources.
The result is graphically represented by the ring in which the colored segments represent the contribution of each Category.

Category 1 – Direct GHG emissions
Category 2 – Indirect GHG emissions from imported energy
Category 3 – Indirect GHG emissions from transportation
Category 4 – Indirect GHG emissions from products used by organization
Category 5 – Indirect GHG emissions associated with the use of products from the organization (NS=Non Significant as outside the reporting boundaries)
Category 6 – Indirect GHG emissions from other sources

The WATER indicator expresses the potential environmental impacts resulting from the use of fresh water. It takes into account the water directly consumed and polluted by the activities that the company carries out, both in the vineyard and in the cellar, during a calendar year. These impacts are evaluated by two indicators: in particular, water scarcity (Direct Water Scarcity Footprint) depends on the water drawn from water bodies, while the estimate of the qualitative degradation of water (Non-Comprehensive Direct Water Degradation Footprint) derives from processes of re-naturalization of the water bodies.

Direct Water Scarcity Footprint




VINEYARD indicator measures the agricultural practices impact: the use of agrochemicals and their effects on ground water, air and soil quality; the soil management which includes the use of fertilizers; the management of organic materials; phenomena such as compaction and erosion and other activities that can affect biodiversity. The impact of such parameters are expressed on a scale from A to E (A = minimal environmental impact; E = strong environmental impact).

Environmental Impact

TERRITORY indicator assesses the impact of winery's activities on its surrounding area and local community. This includes: the impact on surrounding biodiversity, taking also into account initiatives carried out by the wine company to protect and preserve the environment; the social and economic impact on local workforce (both in terms of job creation and job quality); the impact on local communities that is producers and consumers. Such indicator analyses whether the winery has respected the socio-economic parameters required by the project.

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VIVA. Sustainable wine
Ministero della transizione ecologica