There has been a growing cry for the entire world to become more sustainable. This trend has not only been championed by scientists and environmentalists, but also by the Pope, by Papa Francesco. In his Encyclical Letter he implored the world to move towards being more sustainable, a move that he said must begin immediately. He saw this not just as an ecological necessity, but also as a social one. It involves working together with one another to create a better world.
“The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change.” – 13, Pope Francis from the Encyclical Letter
Tabarrini is a member of the Association Great Cru di Montefalco; various winemakers who have come together with the goal of sustainable viticulture. In the distant past, viticulture had to be sustainable. Since the Industrial Revolution, and later the Green Revolution, it has become easier for wineries to bypass this necessity. In wanting to resurrect a respect for the land, the association formed the New Green Revolution: Montefalco 2015.
“If I think of the farming world…there are many elders who are the stewards of sustainable agricultural skills and knowledge” – Carlo Petrini, Preface to the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis
Combining the knowledge of our forefathers with that of our partners who are experts in their fields, we are able to monitor our CO2 emissions as well as other ecological impacts. We do this not just to produce high quality wine, but to produce a better future. If Sagrantino can only get better with age, we must make sure that we are there to enjoy it. And so Tabarrini tries to play a role, however small, in making sure we leave a better world. The project was exhibited at EXPO in Milan during September and we’re happy our ideas could be shared. At Tabarrini we care for our grapes from bunch to bottle, we hope you do, too.