To imagine the concept of durability for the vine, plants, and the wine, both closely related to the origins of our civilization, can appear a nonsense. The wine covers indeed a cultural dimension, even pertaining to worship timeless, which recovers all at the same time sciences, them ancestral know-how, sociology, religions. Our sector indeed printed a mark indelible, an immortal symbolic system, in the evolution of the world.
Sustainable development accurately translates the spirit of a kind of development, formalized by Brundtland report, at the origin of the concept: a development which meets the needs for the present, without compromising the capacity of the future generations to answer theirs. The safeguarding of the environment and overall the Durable Viticulture, are integrated gradually in most wine and oenological technical routes.
Sustainable vitiviniculture is defined by the OIV www.oiv.int/en/ as a “Global strategy on the scale of the grape production and processing systems, incorporating at the same time the economic
sustainability of structures and territories, producing quality products, considering requirements of precision in sustainable viticulture, risks to the environment, products safety and consumer health and valuing of heritage, historical, cultural, ecological and landscape aspects.”