The Venezia DOC vineyards, biodiversity museums
The Biodiversity of the ecosystems Venezia DOC
Biodiversity is the coexistence in the same ecosystem of different animal and plant species that creates a balance thanks to their mutual relationships. The Venezia DOC vineyards, museums of biodiversity, are places where winegrowers care about this aspect, capable of both guaranteeing high quality wines and producing grapes while respecting the environment. To achieve these results, various practices are implemented, starting from the integrated struggle up to the adoption of protocols for organic or even biodynamic agriculture.
The Consorzio Vini Venezia, the body that protects and promotes the denomination Venezia DOC, offers a consultancy service to winemakers to implement and if necessary improve the agronomic management of the vineyards.
Much attention is paid to verifying that the ecological balance between the insects that populate the vineyards is maintained (it is common to find ladybugs, butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects), indicating that agriculture practiced in those places is an activity. sustainable, in balance with the environment that hosts it.
Biodiversity in the Venice DOC vineyards
Biodiversity is also implemented and respected in other ways: in vineyards, especially in those near the banks of rivers, where there is good availability of water, it is easy to find herbs and spontaneous flowers. There are also specific agricultural practices aimed at maintaining biodiversity, such as the mowing of the grass present in the inter-rows, which allows the organic substance stored by the plants to return to the earth, without having to resort to external means.
Biodiversity is visible even only by observing wild animals; it is not uncommon to find lizards, hares, foxes and in some cases even moles and deer, animals that do not damage the vine, but that with their lives contribute to maintaining the balance in which the vine and also man are part of it.
Let us pause to observe the seasons that alternate in the Venezia DOC vineyards, we will see the biodiversity that shows its sides: insects alternate, so spontaneous plants, the vine becomes host of animal species that have their precise biological role and we admire beauty in the contexts in which the vineyards are inserted: valleys, river banks, islets, light hills alternating with woods which then return to the valley. The denomination Venezia DOC represents a unicum for its own reality, but at the same time the expression of different realities, that the winemakers support to produce the wines that tell about Venice, city – state that since its foundation in 421 AD, which later became centuries Serenissima Repubblica has always protected its lands, in the sign of maintaining the ecological balance present. This is an important legacy that today is carried out by the winemakers of the Venice DOC denomination.
We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.
The denomination Venezia DOC
The denomination Venezia DOC protects the wines produced, according to the production disciplinary, within the provinces of Treviso and Venice, with native and international grapes, the result of the recovery of the winemaking tradition of the Serenissima Republic of Venice. These include Pinot Grigio Venezia DOC, Bianco Venezia DOC, Rosè Venezia DOC, Rosso Venezia DOC and Merlot Venezia DOC.