In Corsica, viticulture has an increasingly important place for organic or biodynamic cultivation methods. Whatever the method, Corsica's winegrowers make it a point of honour to leave a land that's as welcoming as possible to future generations. Today, more than 80 estates are certified for organic farming or are converting to organic farming for an area of 1455 ha, or 26% of the total area.
Organic viticulture covers the elimination of all chemical treatments, fertilisers and phytosanitary products. The land is enriched with natural fertilisers and compost. Chemical herbicides and fungicides are banned; only copper and sulphur are allowed, as are some natural plant-based insecticides. Used in limited quantities in the vineyards, these are the only products authorised by the specifications of Organic Farming. Compliance with organic practices is checked each year by an independent certifying body.
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Biodynamic agriculture, controlled by two certifying bodies, Demeter and Biodyvin, also meets precise specifications. Biodynamics leaves an important place to the attention paid to natural and lunar cycles. It uses specific biodynamic preparations such as 500 (cow dung) or 501 (horn silica). These two preparations "dynamised" in water are applied to the vines and provide specific information. Biodynamics lets the vine develop its natural defences by providing it with appropriate support. Currently, 9 estates practise biodynamics in Corsica.
HVE certification attests to environmental excellence reflected in the achievement of performance thresholds (result obligation) in 4 areas: in terms of biodiversity (presence in particular of agro-ecological infrastructure on the farm such as hedges, grass strips, groves, etc.), phytosanitary strategy, fertilisation and irrigation management. (Source: Ministry of Agriculture)
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Environmental certifications, labels and standards provide official recognition of the actions undertaken by Corsica?s winegrowers and cooperative cellars in terms of sustainable development. The common objective is to reduce the ecological footprint, preserve biodiversity, and of course produce quality wines.
ENVIRONMENTAL LABELS, CERTIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS
Environmental certifications, labels and standards provide official recognition of the actions undertaken by our winegrowers, merchants and cooperative cellars in terms of sustainable development. The common objective is to reduce the ecological footprint, preserve biodiversity, and of course produce quality wines. Among them, Demeter and Biodyvin: biodynamic agriculture label, Organic Agriculture: the European label, Terra Vitis: the sustainable viticulture label, or RSE Agro: concerns cooperative cellars and their social responsibility...
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