Reduce GHG emissions in the cellar


The winegrower can take a number of steps in the cellar to reduce these CO2 emissions:

The vinification:

  • Energy control during winemaking, temperature control system, etc.
  • CO2 capture during winemaking
  • Bottling, choice of dry matter:
    • Bottles:
      • a lighter bottle reduces emissions during transport
      • The shape of the bottle is a lever for optimizing storage and palletizing according to the boxes.
      • The color of the bottle: the darker the color, the more possibility there is to add clacin (recycled scrap glass). The addition of cullet reduces CO2 emissions during the manufacture of the bottle.
    • Labels: Printing medium, Glassine, adhesive, inks
      • Choice of printing medium: co-sourced, bio-sourced, recycled paper, paper weight,
      • Ink: digital printing saves energy thanks to faster registration,
      • The label format: A smaller label uses less paper and ink.
      • Lower glassine basis weight allows for greater flexibility in a labeler and the smaller volume label roll for the same number of labels.
    • Caps - closing systems
      • Stoppers partially made from recycled cork (by-products)
      • Compostable or easy-to-recycle mono-polymer closures
      • Corks derived from sugar cane
    • Boxes
      • Reflection on the papers, surface used, grammage, which will influence the weight and the volume therefore the palletization
      • Same reflection on the wedges in the cardboard (concept, materials)

Author: Maddy Tintinger

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