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Montepulciano wine producers to be emissions-free by 2020

DOGC wine grower to use solar panels to cut carbon footprint

20 February, 16:00
Montepulciano wine producers to be emissions-free by 2020 (ANSA) - Florence, February 20 - Producers of Italy's internationally acclaimed Montepulciano wine, designated with Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) status, said Thursday that by 2020 they will create their wine with zero-carbon emissions.

Montepulciano producers said their district will be the first in Italy to certify their wine is made with zero net on the environment.

They say that will be achieved through such practices as reforestation, use of photovoltaic panels to harvest the sun's rays, as well as production of energy from biomass-fired power plants.

A special certificate attesting to the zero-emission status will be glued on to each wine bottle produced in the territory. The DOGC label provides a quality assurance for a variety of Italian food and wine products.