Activities of the centre - Heroic Viticulture. After the law becomes more strong and more present.

‘’We can assume that it has been given a real attention to a segment of the heroic viticulture that starts from the alps and leads to Pantelleria, and which represents a landscape of biodiversity  and ownership of the environment’’ – Has underlined Roberto Gaudio, president of Cervim, in occasion of the conference that has been held in Aosta and has been dedicated  to the opportunities offered by the new law of wine.  The event has been organized by Cervim along with the Regional Assessor of Natural Resources, Regional Institute of Agriculture, Viticulturists Association of Aosta Valley and Forestial Agronomic Order of Aosta Valley  and with the collaboration of the Chamber of Commerce of Aosta and the Valdostan Cooperative Credit Banc. An encounter that has been a good occasion for a  debate regarding the offered opportunities even for the heroic viticulture through the new norm that has seen a numerous participation of heroic viticulturists and institutional representatives.

‘’ The fact that for the first time has been included in the law –says Gaudio –a disposition  regarding the protection of the heroic and historic vineyard that aims to promote interventions of rescue and safeguard of vineyards that insist on growing on high risk areas of hydrgeological instability  or which have special landscape value, marks  an important result. As Cervim, we have worked during all this years along with the writing of the unique law, for the value and ownership of the heroic vineyards and territories.’’

‘’ The work developed by Cervim in all these years, defending the heroic vineyards and viticulturists –mentioned Luca Sani, president of the Board of Agriculture Chamber – finally finds a legal support in the 7th Article of the Unique law of the wine, approved thanks to our personal effort. Now the highest attention is given towards the soonest arrival of an implementation decree  with the perspective of continuing the method of consultation based on the winemaking spinneret.

Renzo Testolin, assessor of Agricultural Region and Natural Resources of Aosta Valley said: ‘’ The presentation of the new Unique Law of wine and vineyard –he mentioned – has been an important encounter for putting under the spotlight the world of Valdostan viticulture and the mountain territories in general. The valdostan viticulture  is a reality of the winemaking world made out of tradition and history of landscape richness, beyond different peculiarities which make  our territories to be a unique example of biodiversity worth of being owned,  and such a disposal manages to confirm sometimes, besides our production numbers, the necessity and the intent to protect and sustain this type of reality. The presence of the national legislators –concluded the assessor - has allowed to illustrate with competence and in detail  all the discussed aspects by the actors of the valdostan wine network  and to inform them about the new aspects that could held management and commercial benefits to our companies’’.

‘’In Italy – added – Massimo Fiorio, vice-president of the third agriculture commission of the Chamber of Deputies,  the wine has anticipated, either from a productive, commercial and legal point of view, innovations  that were extended in other food sectors and the unique law approved recently by the Parliament is our last significant example. The result has been an organic text which starts from the vineyard, passes through the wineries  and arrives at the commerce connecting  ideally the grape production, it’s transformation in wine and the distribution on the tables of the consumers world wide. It’s all about an organic measure –he adds – present only in our country which has managed to connect the respect for the tradition with the efficiency of the innovation, the promotion of the quality and the territory legacy, the norm simplicity and the management of the consumers.’’

The senator of Trentino, Franco Panizza, correlator  of the measure in the Senat and also secretary of the Commission of Agriculture, during his intervention, has underlined how ‘’ the unique test, introduces important news even for the small mountain companies which need to concentrate more each day on the quality and origin  of their production  and on the connection with the territory, even in the touristic perspective. I think – continued Panizza – of the possibility that lays within the new law to preview under-regions, to  exonerate them of some procedures and burocracy streamlining for the small companies and, of the tutoring and the sustain of the historical and heroic vineyards, the recognition of the vineyard and wine as a country Patrimony. But also regarding the value of the niche mark and of the contained requirements of our daily habits and relatively to the assigning of the right to new vineyard planting  for the high quality companies that must grow and for the efforts made for the management of the terraces. All in all – concluded Panizza – as a second try of a more complete and articulated law that puts in the spotlight a sector fulfilled with positive numbers in terms of growth and coming to play a role  in the touristic growth and the image of the territories’’.

According to Floriano Luciano, representing  the Piemont Region and general secretary of the assembly of the European Viticulture Region -  ‘’The new Unique Law of the wine is an important  step forward for the whole Italian winemaking network and introduces some distinctive elements in the whole European landscape, starting from the affirmation ‘’National Cultural Patrimony’’ contained in the 1st article of the law, in reference to the wine, the vineyard and the national viticulture territories. The definition – having already an intrinsec value l Italian vineyard’’ – Luciano, continues – contained in the 6th article, beside the content of the 7th article  relatively to the ‘’protection of the heroic and historic vineyard’’ have  also introduced  elements of a high value  landscape . The common effort that leaded to this important result  at a national level, now has to continue with the  writing of the auxiliary decrees of the law and even more at a communitarian level, where will be discussed the ‘’simplicity pack’’ proposed by the European Commission.’’

The norms become law – 90 articles that reunite all the preceding norms and through it’s approval  allows a real simplification in aspects like production, commercialization, management, control and a punishment system. Precisely among this, an entire article dedicated to the heroic viticulture.