Over a period of several years, Maso Grener has followed an environmental sustainability project, both for the vineyard and the management of the Maso.
“Well thought” winegrowing
Vines at Maso Grener are grown in a “well thought” manner with the aim of producing grapes that are in harmony with the ecosystem.
Since 2005, we have reduced the amount of treatments carried out on the vines, thanks to an improved care system to reduce the plant’s greenery and thus guarantee more air and light and better production control.
We work the soil using the “green manure” practice, where every year different types of pulses are planted and manure is used to enrich the soil’s nutrients.
Every activity in the vineyard is planned in advance in order to minimise the use of heavy agricultural machinery.
We use natural pesticides (e.g. the sexual confusion method). We constantly monitor the climate and the vineyard, so that we take action only when strictly necessary.
Renewable energy and respect for the environment
In 2012, as part of the Maso Grener renovation project, we installed a photovoltaic plant that supplies around 30% of our energy needs and we use solar panels for the production of our hot water.
Under the Maso there are the water tanks that are part of the ancient Pressano water system that we use to collect rainwater to reuse in the Maso’s gardens and vegetable patches.
The Maso is enclosed by natural green hedges which provide a home for different type of useful animals and we recently created an “insect hotel” to encourage the proliferation of useful insects.