T h e q u a l i t a t i v e s y s t e m : t h e o e n o l o g i c a l a p p r o a c h o f C o l o m b a B i a n c a

T h e q u a l i t a t i v e s y s t e m

An oenology of territory based on the model of precision viticulture, through the study and analysis of all the relations existing between the environment and the vineyard: a wealth of information that, harvest after harvest, allows the company to produce top-quality wines, authentic expression of the original terroir. Founded in 1970, Colomba Bianca represents the largest cooperative of Sicilian winemakers, and the most important producer of Italian grapes and organic wines, with 1.800 hectares cultivated in certified organic agriculture.
The qualitative system

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An oenology of territory based on the model of precision viticulture, through the study and analysis of all the relations existing between the environment and the vineyard: a wealth of information that, harvest after harvest, allows the company to produce top-quality wines, authentic expression of the original terroir. Founded in 1970, Colomba Bianca represents the largest cooperative of Sicilian winemakers, and the most important producer of Italian grapes and organic wines, with 1.800 hectares cultivated in certified organic agriculture.
The team of experts carries out a philosophy of micro-viticulture and micro-vinification that starts from the vine, following the several stages of grapes processing, until it reaches the distribution of products on the target market. A production approach meant to guarantee – at all the stages of the production chain – the quality and expressive potential of the individual terroirs, thanks to the adoption of a model defined as precision viticulture, linked to the principle of proximity: from the implementation of the various stages of management, through a perfect knowledge of the relations existing between the environment and the vineyard. In the vineyard, in particular, the company has undertaken several technological investments, designed to assist in detail all the stages of the production cycle, from pruning to grape harvesting. Colomba Bianca stands out, in fact, for its capacity to constantly control – through the latest tools and technologies such as meteorological and climatic units – the actual state of ripening of the grapes, the environment and the pedoclimatic characteristics: an extraordinary raw material, carefully hand harvested and processed with quality in the shortest possible time, from which distinct wines are born, loyal to the varietal characteristics of the terroir. A non-standardized, highly respectful oenology of the territory, that is realized within a production philosophy based on a traceability path that involves – from the vineyard to the cellar, up to bottling – every winemaker.
n the past years Cantine Colomba Bianca has expanded its commercial framework by achieving BRC and IFS international standards certifications. BRC and IFS are two quality certification standards in the supply chain of large-scale retailers’ products. The peculiarity is that they can be easily combined with each other. An effective ISO 9001:2015 compliant business management system with HACCP food safety and hygiene-related principles represents the cornerstone of such standards. Their implementation requires investments in facilities and resources, but it also allows to standardize the workplace and controls over the product and the process, providing both good levels of quality and health to consumers and also advantages in terms of market, since they are requested in the department of mass retailers. IFS and BRC are recognized by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), that is the most influential interest group of food companies.
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