Viticulture & vines aim to be eco-friendly at Domeniile Alexandrion Rhein 1892
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Reducing pesticide use is a key challenge to enhance viticulture sustainability. The Alexandrion Group tries to combine sustainability initiatives wherever attainable, and this thought-leadership has taken a powerful step ahead inside Domeniile Alexandrion Rhein 1892 vineyard.
At the start of 2023, the vineyard, which is a part of the Alexandrion Group utilized the zero-pesticide method to 50% of the vine, utilizing environmentally pleasant alternate options to deter bugs, fungi, or different exterior elements that would harm the vine. This is a multi-stage course of which began in 2022 with Domeniile Alexandrion Rhein 1892 vineyard implementing an built-in pest administration method, aimed at strengthening the vine and making it extra resilient to assaults.
Lorenzo Vergani, Operations & Rum Director Alexandrion Group, who coordinates the exercise of Domeniile Alexandrion Rhein 1892 vineyard states: “The health of our consumers and protecting the environment, that is aggressed by so many external factors are our absolute priorities. Experience has proven to us that producing pesticide free wines while maintaining the same quality standards that we have accustomed our consumers with, is possible.”
Recent discoveries have proven that together with permissible copper compounds in natural agricultural manufacturing can considerably improve the danger of Alzheimer’s illness in shoppers of natural merchandise handled with copper compounds. Alexandrion Group goals to remove from its wine manufacturing, all elements that would negatively influence well being.
“In 2018, when Alexandrion Group took over Halewood winery, which was later rebranded into Domeniile Alexandrion Rhein 1892, the pest control program was managed by French experts and they used pesticides that comply with the periodic list issued by the European Union, including pesticides allowed in EU countries. However, because we are aware of the negative effects that pesticides can have, we decided to replace them with alternative pest control methods. This is a multi-stage process throughout which we rely on the expertise of Jean-François Joumier, Master Distiller & Oenologist Domeniile Alexandrion Rhein 1892, who has been working with the group for more than 25 years and George Barnotty, an expert in agronomy with a very strong track record in biological alternative industry.” Vergani provides.
The Group has been creating and updating grape manufacturing strategies whereas sustaining conventional strategies in grape fermentation and wine manufacturing. Grape vine care strategies
observe the most recent scientific advances in agricultural pest administration, in keeping with the “French norm” at all phases of grape manufacturing.
George Barnotty explains: “This integrated pest management system involves all agricultural operations aimed at strengthening the plants and making them more resilient to pest caused by insects, fungi, or other external factors. It also involves precise field monitoring using the latest technology, such as drones, to monitor growth, control the intensity of infestation, and determine the appropriate time for chemical intervention with registered pesticides accepted by the EU, if necessary. For example, during the 2023 grape production season, Domeniile Alexandrion Rhein 1892 winery did not use any insecticides. This does not mean that the insects didn’t attack the vine, but rather that their presence did not cause significant damage to the production, in terms of quantity and quality.”
Achieving this degree of pure resilience to bugs has been the results of a variety of advanced agricultural operations and a major give attention to fastidiously managing the grape vine’s vitamin, based mostly on advanced analyses of the crops’ wants, soil vitamins, in addition to environmental interactions associated to the variety of sunny and cloudy days, rainfall ranges, and related modifications in relative humidity, as well as to the variety of moonlit nights, as a result of insect transmission happens at night time and relies on this issue.
Referring to the historical past, high quality and potential of Romanian wines, Jean-François Joumier stresses: “The countries that have the longest tradition in wine production are Romania and Georgia, followed by Greece, Italy and France. In the Dealu Mare region, where Domeniile Alexandrion Rhein 1892 winery is located we have a very good landscape, very good terroir, so the potential and resources to produce high quality wines is very high as well. And we are doing that. The awards that our wines have obtained in prestigious international competitions reflect these conditions. Removing all pesticides from the production process can only add more value to the wines and make consumers feel safer drinking them.”
“George Barnotty has a strong expertise in environmentally friendly alternatives for plant protection and works closely with Jean-François Joumier to reach the target that we have set, which is to produce 100% pesticide free wines by 2025. As usual, we are leading the way and hope to inspire more and more producers worldwide, whether it’s drinks or food, to transition to the zero-pesticide management system, because health and the environment that we live in are more important than anything. No effort is too big to preserve them” concluded Lorenzo Vergani.
Alexandrion Group exports massive portions of its wines to nations comparable to Ireland, France, Switzerland, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Greece, Brazil, Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Canada, Taiwan and Dubai.
The wines produced by the Domeniile Alexandrion Rhein 1892 are extremely appreciated by each worldwide shoppers and wine consultants. In 2023 they have been awarded grasp, gold and silver medals in prestigious worldwide competitions comparable to Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Mundus Vini and Vinarium.
Alexandrion Group produces nonetheless wines within the ranges Hyperion, Hyperion Exclusive, The Mythological Collection, Concert Prestige Rosé, Byzantium and Prahova Valley and glowing wines from Rhein Extra vary.
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