Sustainability: Minimal Environmental Impact
Chianti is one of the most beautiful areas in the entire world. Woods that border with ancient churches and enchanting villages are the prevalent backdrops with slopes on which grapevines and olives seamlessly intertwine. It is a unique environment where the Cecchi family works, fully respecting the natural cycles of the seasons.
If respecting the ecosystem has accompanied the growth of the winery, then today, a minimal environmental impact is a prerogative that Andrea and Cesare have decided to follow in order to protect the future of the surrounding habitat.
Thus for this winery, the word “sustainability” takes on a real and proactive character driven by two well-defined policies: the defense and improvement of winery lands, agriculture and environment; and recycling and using new technology that allows, for that matter, the minimization of energy consumption and natural resources necessary for production.
The production and management center was born in Castellina in Chianti in the distant 1960s and has been the object of continuous and conservative investments that have enabled the winery to operate in an important contemporary economic scope without intruding upon the land by unnecessarily paving it over. Furthermore, the technological materials used to insulate the factory roof have allowed a significant energy savings in heating/cooling the wine cellar, as well as storing the finished product.
Water, such a precious common asset, was one of the first natural resources the winery was concerned about. This explains the longtime presence of an innovative system of constructed wetlands for the treatment of wastewater from the winery centers of Castellina in Chianti and of the Maremma, and all of this provides natural water flows and a safeguard for the natural environment.