After decades of pioneering sustainability, MARTINI, the world’s best Italian sparkling wine and vermouth from the family-owned Bacardi company, has reached a sustainable development milestone: 100% of the vineyards in the entire MARTINI portfolio are now certified sustainable.
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MARTINI, the world’s best Italian sparkling wine and vermouth from the family company Bacardi, has reached a milestone in terms of sustainability – 100% of the vineyards in the entire MARTINI portfolio are now sustainably certified. (Photo: Business Wire)
Every drop of grape juice used in the production of MARTINI vermouths and sparkling wines, including MARTINI Fiero and the new MARTINI Aperitivo alcohol-free line, now comes from vineyards certified to the Equalitas standard, the most comprehensive sustainability standard in Italian wineries.
After that, the BACARD chick®-Rum and 10 botanicals for BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® This news is 100% sourced sustainably, another important step towards Bacardi’s 2025 goal of sourcing 100% of its key ingredients from sustainably certified suppliers.
MARTINI, which will celebrate its 160th anniversary next year, has long been a pioneer in the field of environmental protection. In 1987, L’Osservatorio MARTINI – the MARTINI Observatory – was founded in Northern Italy to promote sustainable agricultural practices, first for wines and more recently for the many botanical ingredients used to create the legendary vermouths and non-alcoholic aperitifs.
“Achieving such a milestone requires many years and a lot of commitment,” says MARTINI Master Blender Beppe Musso. “We have been caring for the environment, our suppliers and their environment for generations. This certification from Equalitas recognizes the value of these relationships and the value of being at the forefront of sustainable practices. ”
Stefano Stefanucci, director of Equalitas, said: “The level that MARTINI has achieved is the first in the Italian wine industry. The Equalitas certification process is rigorous and doesn’t take place overnight. That MARTINI has obtained this certification for 100% of its vineyards is therefore something extraordinary. ”
Equalitas only works with external auditors who are experts with deep knowledge of the wine sector and the certification process is holistic. Equalitas covers the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, ethical and economic – and covers everything from the vineyard’s carbon footprint and water use to fair business conditions for farmers and good social practices, including education and social care.
Victoria Morris, Global VP MARTINI, added: “The care we take in sourcing each ingredient is evident in the quality and taste of each MARTINI drop. This applies to both our classic vermouth and sparkling wines as well as our latest innovation, the wonderful non-alcoholic MARTINI Aperitivo line. We look forward to celebrating the 160th anniversary of this iconic brand in style! ”
Learn more about Bacardi’s commitments and vision for sustainability to become the world’s greenest alcohol company at www.bacardilimited.com/good-spirited.
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One of the most iconic brands in the world, MARTINI® is the leading Italian wine brand and supplier of the highest quality flavored and sparkling wines. The award-winning, lively and bittersweet taste of the MARTINI line is the result of secret mixtures of more than 40 plants from the best places in the world. The MARTINI portfolio was first established in 1863 in Turin, Italy, and today includes: MARTINI Fiero, MARTINI Riserva Speciale Rubino, Ambrato & Bitter, MARTINI Bianco, Rosato, Rosso & Extra Dry, MARTINI Bezalkoholowe Vibrante & Floreale, MARTINI Asti, Prosecco & Rosé Extra dry. For more information, visit www.martini.com.
MARTINI and the Ball & Bar logo are trademarks. MARTINI is part of the Bacardi Limited portfolio based in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited means the Bacardi group of companies to which Bacardi International Limited belongs.
Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest private spirits company, produces and sells a range of internationally renowned vodkas and wines. Bacardi Limited’s brand portfolio includes over 200 brands and names, including BACARDÍ® (rum), GRAY GOOSE® (vodka), PATRÓN® (tequila), DEWAR’S® (Blended Scotch Whiskey), BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® (gin), MARTINI® ( vermouth and sparkling wines), CAZADORES® (100% pure blue agave tequila) as well as other leading and emerging brands such as WILLIAM LAWSON’S® (Scotch whiskey), ST-GERMAIN® (elderberry liqueur) and ERISTOFF® ( vodka). Established 160 years ago in Santiago de Cuba, the family business Bacardi Limited currently employs over 8,000 people, has production facilities in 10 countries and sells its brands in over 170 countries. Bacardi Limited means the Bacardi group of companies to which Bacardi International Limited belongs. Visit www.bacardilimited.com or follow us TwitterLinkedIn or Instagram.
Equalitas is an Italian sustainable development initiative promoted by Federdoc. Federdoc is an Italian federation of voluntary consortia for the protection of designations of origin for Italian wines. In 2015, Federdoc launched several initiatives for the Italian wine value chain, including promoting a basic, certified standard of sustainability for companies in the wine sector. Equalitas (the Company) is the so-called “Standard Owner” and has issued the Equalitas SOPD Standard, which contains a set of good practice requirements and sustainability indicators. Wineries can be certified according to the SOPD Equalitas as part of an audit by external certification bodies. Visit www.equalitas.it.
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