- January 10th, 2022
Tierras Negras, Trivento’s new organic project
Find out more about this vineyard, which reflects the vocation of the company’s Argentinian winery for taking care of the environment and remaining at the cutting edge of consumer trends.
Demand for organic products is continuing to grow among consumers all over the world, and represents a significant challenge for producers. Refraining from using products such as chemical herbicides and pesticides requires highly dedicated agricultural work and much more care. This is the case for Trivento’s new organic vineyard, Tierras Negras.
“This new project reflects our culture of remaining at the cutting edge of consumers demands, and taking care of soil and the environment”, explains Agricultural Projects Engineer, Pedro Bonoris.
The Tierras Negras vineyard was originally planted with Chardonnay grapes in 2001. This original grape variety was removed in 2018, and the soil was left to rest for a year before being planted with Malbec in 2019. Starting from 2020, the vineyard has been managed using 100% organic methods, producing 4,000 kg of grapes per hectare. That figure is expected to double in 2022.
The organic certification process takes four years to complete, and as such will be finalized in 2023. The soil is fertilized with organic material obtained from Trivento’s own composting plant, which enables the vineyard to be fertilized naturally, as well as controlling weeds with cover crops such as rye and grass. The vineyard also includes a row of 200 olive trees that are more than 50 years old, which produce organic olive oil.
Tierras Negras represents a new step towards Trivento’s vision of becoming fully sustainable throughout its entire production process, from the vineyard to the table of each person who buys its wines around the world.