SOON ON SHOW AT VILLA FAVORITA (VICENZA- ITALY) ONE OF THE BIGGEST NATURAL WINE EVENTS
VinNatur keeps growing. The new Procedure Guideline, biodiversity conservation and continuous research are some of VinNatur proactive projects. The chance to take a closer look is Villa Favorita, from 8th to 10th April in Sarego (Vicenza) with 170 producers from 9 Countries
Natural wines are arguably one of the most interesting landscapes in present-day wine world. However, not all producers intend to go beyond this attractive but blurry label. On the contrary, VinNatur Association, which reunites 170 natural wine producers from nine different Countries in Europe, has made a point of honour that consumers understand what they are drinking, what “natural wine” expression guarantees when referring to VinNatur wines. This reason has led VinNatur to create the first Procedure Guideline (here) in the natural wine panorama officially certified by an external inspection body.
Angiolino Maule, President of VinNatur, explains: “We wanted to go beyond a simple self-certification. From this year, VinNatur wine consumers will drink wines which have been officially certified by external laboratories verifying that no pesticides, no herbicides, no chemical fertilizers have been used. Checks are done every year and are mandatory for each producer”. Many steps forwards have been made from 2006 when VinNatur was founded and continuous research plays a key-role. “We are already trying to get rid of copper and sulfur in the vineyards, using instead vegetable extracts that help the vine building up resistance” reveals Angiolino Maule. Along with this, VinNatur promotes biodiversity conservation, being it a very important ally for creating a balanced environment and producing wines expressing sense of place.
Villa Favorita, one of the biggest natural wine fairs in the world, is the chance to take a closer look at VinNatur. It will host, from 8th to 10th April, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 170 producers (20 more than the past edition) coming from nine different Countries: Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia.