Domaines Vinsmoselle has taken a significant step towards sustainability. With the recently acquired FAIR’N GREEN certification, the cooperative confirms its commitment to environmentally and socially responsible viticulture.
With over a century of experience in wine production, Domaines Vinsmoselle, Luxembourg’s largest winegrowers’ cooperative, has now taken a major step towards sustainable management. Under the motto “do good and talk about it”, the cooperative has announced its decision in favour of a comprehensive sustainability concept, which was developed in collaboration with the FAIR’N GREEN certification association.
For future-oriented and sustainable viticulture
By applying innovative methods, such as reducing the use of pesticides, promoting biodiversity and using renewable energy, the cooperative aims to minimise its ecological footprint. The initiative includes a range of measures that both protect the environment and promote the well-being of the community. These include environmentally friendly farming methods, efficient production techniques and social projects. This decision reflects the realisation that sustainability is not just a trend, but is essential for the long-term security of wine production.
The move towards more sustainable viticulture is also a response to increasing consumer demand for ecologically responsible food production. The cooperative is looking forward to offering its customers a wine that not only impresses with its quality and flavour, but also with its sustainable production process.
With the FAIR’N GREEN certification, Domaines Vinsmoselle is positioning itself as a pioneer in the Luxembourg wine industry and demonstrating that sustainability and quality viticulture can go hand in hand. This is a decisive step that both protects the environment and ensures long-term economic success.
What is FAIR’N GREEN about?
The FAIR’N GREEN certification is a sustainability label in viticulture that takes environmental, economic and social aspects into account. It includes an annual review of wineries to assess their progress in these areas. Measures include the use of green electricity and biofuel, recycling, avoidance of certain fertilisers and herbicides, as well as a commitment to fair working conditions and social projects. The aim is to promote sustainable development in the wine industry while ensuring the quality of the wine.
In 2018, the certification was honoured with the Sustainability Award, which underlines its importance and recognition in the industry. The involvement of sustainability consultants and the preparation of life cycle assessments provide a transparent and trustworthy insight into the wineries’ sustainability efforts.
Another wine highlight: Vin de Paille 2023
There’s another little piece of news from Vinsmoselle: the 2023 Vin de Paille has been pressed! The so-called “straw wine” is an exquisite speciality of the Moselle, characterised by intense aromas and flavours and comes from 1300 kg of carefully selected Riesling grapes harvested by the cooperative’s winegrowing families. After a resting period in air-permeable baskets, it reached an impressive 199 degrees Oechsle.
The production of Vin de Paille follows strict quality guidelines: The grapes are harvested by hand, carefully handled and stored for drying, which gives the wine its name. Drying and gentle pressing are followed by slow fermentation. Only around 15 litres of this rare wine are produced from 100 kg of grapes.
With its rich flavour profile and long shelf life, Vin de Paille is ideal for special occasions and goes perfectly with delicate dishes such as duck foie gras or desserts. A true highlight of the Luxembourg Moselle that adds a special glamour to any feast.
More Information: vinsmoselle.lu