We can say that a DOCG wine is the son of a specific territory.
DOCG therefore means a wine produced in a small, defined area of Tuscany and done by following many rules, including a low level of sulfites, an hard pruning of the grapes preferring the quality and not the quantity.
They are not allowed to irrigate the vineyards, so wine is totally natural, depending only by the weather.
They have to use mainly local and native grape, for making the Chianti, at least 80% of Sangiovese grapes and Colorino or Canaiolo and for making the Brunello wine only San giovese 100%.
These rules safeguard the quality and identity of the area.
When we talk about organic wines or natural or biodynamic or even vegan wines in Tuscany, we talk about different aspects.
The organic wineries that want to produce organic wines have to follow the DOCG rules and furthermore stricter rules for getting the organic certification.
Some of these rules mean a lesser use of sulphites than in conventional wine, from which fewer headaches, stomach ache, hangover, no chemicals in the soil and in the vines, trying to respect as much as possible the relationship among land, vineyard, climate.
Before the grape harvest the wineries try to fortify the vines with natural substances such as fava beans plants between the vines rows, or other plants rich in potassium and nitrogen.
The harvest is done by hand to not stress the vines and to select the best bunches of grapes.
In the cellar they are prohibited to use aromatic additives, sugars, and any chemicals.
The result will be a healthy grapes that will produce a healthy, natural wine, rich, balanced and unique.
In Tuscany organic wine therefore means, respect for nature, for the place where we live, for people who live in the wine-producing areas, for plants, animals.
Tuscan Organic Wine doesn’t mean respect for the environment and the eco system, but also the production of quality wines with more aroma and flavor.
Healthy vines means also healthier wines, with more antioxidants and anti-radicals and polyphenols.
These days more and more wineries in Tuscany are transformed into organic, biodynamic, natural, vegan, wineris for ethical and environmentally sustainable choice, but there are also wineries that have always been organic for centuries, thanks to ancient techniques of cultivation handed down from father to son and who have rejected the use of pesticides and other chemicals when in the 50’s they were introduced by pharmaceutical companies.
In our tuscan wine tours from Florence to discover great organic vineyards you will be able to taste not only organic winesbut also organic extra virgin olive oil and organic food for lunch, without preservatives and produced from local farms to respect the rule from the farm to the table.
Organic is a way of life that touches many aspects of life.
You will discover a rich and varied world of flavours and smells that make unique and unforgettable our wine and food tours.