Soil management prevents its deterioration and the loss of nutritional substances, and helps develop its active elements and create the conditions for correct development of the vines.
All the measures required to respond to the needs of soil conservation must be adopted by choosing the most appropriate for meeting the winery’s specific requirements. The methods which can be used are working of the soil, mulching and grass regeneration. The choice must be made taking into account the risk of erosion, the type of soil and the winemaking objectives.
Though the practice of grass regeneration is desirable due to the benefits it brings in terms of quality and the environment, it does not exclude the others. The association aims to reduce soil compaction through both the use of grass cover and a reduction in the use of machinery.
As well as being carried out in conformity with current regulations, the preparation of land for new plantings must be performed in a way that respects the environment, without making substantial changes in agro-farming and landscaping terms.
The addition of organic substance during planting is considered beneficial for the improvement and maintenance of the fertility of the soil.
The choice of the varieties and stock must be in keeping with the environmental characteristics and must be certified.
Planting the rows following the lie of the land is not recommended on steep slopes due to the tendency for erosion; if it cannot be avoided, grass regeneration is to be performed between the rows.
Any surface areas which are not directly involved in the vinegrowing will also be subject to appropriate maintenance in order to maintain a high degree of environmental biodiversity.