The restyling of the Quercioli line is a project born from the desire to lighten and renew one of our most iconic and important lines.

The need for change arose following a series of projects aimed at improving the sustainability of our company.

We started from the vineyard, making all our 80 hectares of property organic. We increased our awareness and protection of the landscape with targeted maintenance of non-vineyard areas such as woods, roadsides, and meadows.

In the cellar, every activity is managed and recorded according to the procedures established by the management and quality system, always kept up-to-date and precise.

During the packaging process, we have raised the standards: 100% of our cardboard suppliers are FSC certified. This means the origin of the paper used for our products are known and contribute to responsible forest management in a correct, transparent, and auditable manner. The purchased cartons are made from post-consumer recycled cellulose with a quantity ranging from 70 to 100%.

At the same time, our glass suppliers have also adapted to the requests for change. The bottles use glass from post-consumer recycling for a quantity ranging from 40 to 75% depending on the technical characteristics and color of the glass.

To facilitate the circular economy, we have addressed waste management from various perspectives:

  • Winery processing waste such as pomace and grape skins are incorporated into a circular economy process managed by Caviro Extra Spa.
  • Silicone-coated paper, a byproduct of bottle labeling, is collected and managed in partnership with Cycle4green to enable the recycling of its valuable cellulose fibers.
  • The shrink-wrap plastic film used by glassworks to wrap pallets of bottles is managed in agreement with Aliplast, specialized in the recycling of post-consumer plastic materials for the production of regenerated polymers such as rPET and rLDPE.

As a result of all these significant improvements, over the past 3 years, we have also begun to assess the three most important environmental sustainability indicators: carbon footprint, water footprint, and biodiversity.

We have done this within the framework of the Equalitas certification, which since 2021 has recognized us as a sustainable winery and has encouraged us to improve with tangible results.

It is in this context that we have found the need to revise the packaging of our Quercioli line.

Thanks to all the aforementioned actions, we have chosen to use a lighter bottle than the previous one, eliminate the capsule, use neutral brown cardboard, maintain all black and neutral cages, and certify the entire line as Carbon Neutral.

What does this mean?

We have worked with Climate Partner, an organization that helps companies like ours build sustainable improvement projects, to calculate all the emissions we have produced during the entire production process of the Quercioli line. We have considered all the wines that are part of the line, taking into account all aspects, from wine production to the energy used during bottling and packaging.

The goal was to become Carbon Neutral. We wanted, in the face of all the CO2 emissions, to be virtuous enough to offset them with projects that have a positive impact. Currently, we have relied on Climate Partner to choose offsetting projects that we deemed closest to our sustainability goals. However, for the future, the objective is to continuously improve the company, making it less impactful with increasingly reduced emissions. We know it will still be a long journey, but brick by brick, we will reach our goal.