Bindi Sergardi winery operates with eco-friendly agricultural methods in full compliance with the norms aimed at protecting the environment and its natural beauty. Treatments in the vineyards have been reduced finding alternatives to chemical weed-killers and a punctilious separation in the collection of refuse for recycling purposes has been implemented.
The protection of the environment and the preservation of the surrounding landscape is being continually achieved through restoration and conservation of the family’s properties, and by planting numerous typical local trees such as holm oak and cypress.
The strong belief in green energy resulted in the installation of a photovoltaic system for production of electricity. A whole hectare of land on the Marcianella estate has been dedicated to this. On a yearly base it produces 1.225 KW/H and the atmosphere is preserved from 813.500 KG of carbon dioxide.
As members of the Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico, we have taken part in long and important research on Sangiovese. We have successfully found and innovated clones of Sangiovese which could better lend themselves to focused vinification. People working with Chianti had long recognized that a shorter vegetative cycle, a thicker skin and a sparser bunch would have facilitated the production of healthier grapes and of a wine with a livelier aspect. The research project, known as “Progetto Chianti Classico”, lasted for years, and the constant improvement of the product certifies its success.
“Sangiovese is joyful, it is wise, it darkens in the sun, but plumps out with rain,
tt loves the heat, but coolness revives it.
It fills the cellar with its bouquet. While fermenting, it donates its sugars
to an alcohol full of flavor.
In winter time, it hides within the grapevine, but when spring comes
it will reappear triumphantly
with a pure white blossoming, evocative and joyous. Above all, it is
a presence and a continuous incentive
that is pungent, gentle and stable for all of us who share with Sangiovese
the wonderful succession of
seasons, of life of the plants, and of the fruit they offer us. We must
respect and take care of
our friend, companion, mate, and relative; we shall be generously
rewarded with happiness.”