Organic wine will soon have its logo!
24 febbraio 2012
Finally starting from next harvesting we will be able to have labelled organic wines...!!!I would like to share an interesting article related to the new regulation published in the Mediterranean Institute of Certification (IMC) website at www.imcert.it (author Roberto Burattini available also in Italian and French version) After a long journey of mediation techniques and policies, organic wine is about to became a reality starting from the next harvest. In fact the final version of the regulation has been approved and it is about to be published in the official gazette and that it is going to be in force from 1 August 2012. The production of wine becomes a process regulated in all respects, with explicitly prohibited practices such as de-alcoholization, electro dialysis or the elimination of sulphur dioxide by physical processes. Many restrictions have been imposed on the use of some enological technical means, such as the maximum level of sulphur dioxide in white wine at 150 mg / litre and 100 mg / litre in the red one. The most important news, however, is that you can use the EU logo for all the wine that will be produced in compliance with the new rules from the 2012 harvest, and surely this will be a very welcome opportunity for both producers and consumers for the immediacy and clarity of the message conveyed by the new labels. What will happen to the wine that had been produced and labelled as "from organic grapes"? We know that many wines need to mature before they can reach the market, and this process can take years. No problem, because they can use, within a time limit in which stocks shall be disposed, the name of the now historic "from organic grapes". It is a further opportunity for producers who have perceptively worked showing evidences of their work to control bodies. Those producers can get the new labelling for their wine, providing that the requirements of the new regulation have been satisfied, even retroactively.