In the battle against common diseases and pests, Coppo prefers to use traditional products like sulfur and copper, or preparations based on essential oils that are allowed in biodynamic agriculture.
The winery plants wild mustard, clover, legumes, and barley in the vineyards, too. Each one of these has essential characteristics and particular qualities. During the next season’s green manure, the plants prove beneficial to the soil and vines, naturally creating harmony and increasing vitality. Coppo’s objective is to create a hospitable environment for the vines to be able to defend themselves against diseases and pests.
In order to reduce their use of insecticides, Coppo uses pheronomes, a natural substance that disorients several species of insect by sexual confusion, impeding their proliferation.
For Coppo, the right approach to vineyard management is to improve what they do every day with a realistic view towards the earth, who works it, and who respects it. In this way, they can construct a solid, sustainable, and practical reality that goes beyond theory to action and enduring results.