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Grape growers for Prosecco DOC are set to be banned from using three chemical sprays, including one that was only this week judged safe by the European Union’s watchdog, the president of the appellation has said.
Glera grapes, used in Prosecco production, on the vine. Credit: Wikipedia / Flickr / Paul Barker Hemmings

Stefano Zanette, president of the Prosecco DOC council, said that he wanted to voluntarily ‘eliminate’ the use of one  particular herbicide and two fungicides in the Italian sparkling wine production zone.

It is part of the council’s strategy to improve Prosecco’s sustainability credentials.

‘Even if permitted by law, these elements seem to have become a source of concern for both local residents and consumers,’ said Zanette.

‘I am committed to ensuring that the ban of these active ingredients is binding, i.e. mandatory for all producers in our denomination.’

He named the three products as the Glyphosate herbicide and the Folpet and Mancozeb fungicides.

None of the three chemical sprays named are forbidden under European Union rules.

Read full story by on Decanter: http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/prosecco-doc-chief-to-ban-glyphosate-weedkiller-357843/

 

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