Sustainability Report FY 2021

130 We manage as if we were guardians We preserve value through regeneration Methodological notes Annex We grow by sharing We respect our history through sustainable innovation I t a l y / O v e r s e a s P r o c u r e m e n t g r a p e s / w i n e P u r c h a s i n g G r a p e r i p e n e s s W i n e m a k i n g C o m p l a i n t / n o n - c o m p l i a n c e C e l l a r p r o c e s s e s W i n e m a k e r s M a n a g e m e n t W i n e m a k e r s W i n e m a k e r s Q u a l i t y W i n e m a k e r s A g r o n o m i s t s A g r o n o m i s t s B o t t l i n g A g e i n g , c l a r i i c a t i o n , s t a b i l i z a t i o n Laboratory This advanced laboratory for the wine sector has sophisticated instrumentation that enables more than 300 parameters to be checked with a total of approximately 10,000 samples a year to check: Legal limits and production regulations for wines, for which the laboratory has in- troduced a continuously updated system; The various winemaking stages on our si- tes and for external suppliers; The ripening levels of the grapes to decide the optimal time for harvest; Product stability in terms of changes in co- lor, the formation of precipitates that could cause alterations in the organoleptic pro- perties, and the organoleptic evolution that the wine could undergo following a certain amount of time after being bottled. To ensure reliable results obtained during the checks, we work with two of the main wine la- boratories in Italy and every year we take part in an analytical and sensory ring test.

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