‘Hot Spots’ in the carbon cycle of Australian wine production are glass packaging, transport and winery electricity use. Transport and packaging together represent 68% of the average carbon life cycle, with grape growing at 15% and winemaking at 17%.
Glass bottles require a large amount of energy to produce due to the high melting temperature of the materials. In fact production of the bottle accounts for around 50% of the average winery’s greenhouse gas emissions. Advances in glass production have resulted in a new innovation: light-weight glass. We have chosen this light-weight glass bottle for this wine to help reduce our carbon footprint by as much as 44%.
Pierro has been using light-weight glass bottles since 2012.