"This is an open project with a future, that can generate jobs and help us regain our fields and change our landscape," says Manolo Segarra, Councillor for Economic Development and Agriculture Benitatxell. "We have an excellent product and few people have tried and want from now, and muscadine Benitatxell are two words that always go together," he adds.
Along with Pepe Vidal, six farmers have already started the process of phasing out the use of chemicals in their fields, to approach zero waste production culminating in a one hundred percent organic cultivation.
"Most are so used to take all kinds of herbicides and pesticides that pests do not know if they have or not," says Pilar Xamaní, technical and research of the UPV. "You can only know when they stop using them. Thanks to this experience are finding that it is possible, in addition to much healthier and cheaper, have a good harvest without resorting to endless phytosanitary treatments unnecessary. "
The first 7700 kg of grapes with Bio-Moscatell seal of Poble Nou de Benitachell will stay in this town in the Marina Alta and nearby municipalities.
"We want the Bio-Moscatell grapes can be consumed the same day it has been cut, to lose nothing of its sweetness, its aroma and its grain crispy and meaty" said Jose Manuel Bisseto, technical coordinator of the project. He adds. "The key is in the wind. Is Llebeig, blowing between Teulada and Benissa which brings moisture and freshness of the grape that makes it unique. "