2018’s harvest has just concluded with positive results, in spite of the bad weather experienced this crop year.
In comparison to last year’s harvest, an average increase of 15% has been reported, with a total production quantity of 49.5 million hectolitres, according to Federvini, which lines up with the figures the Ministry of Agricultural Policies has reported to the European Commission, despite knowing that there could still be further fine-tuning to do once production reports have been collected and processed.
The overview is looking decidedly positive, especially in Trentino-Alto-Adige, where an excellent crop year can be qualitatively expected. In Veneto, thanks as well to optimal temperatures, all of the prerequisites for obtaining wines of a superior quality to those produced in 2017, with peaks of excellence, are present, and, from a qualitative viewpoint, the region’s production stands at 17% greater than the previous year’s. In Emilia-Romagna, overall growth is greater than average, with excellent quality grapes, and in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia the results appear to be very good from both a qualitative and a quantitative point-of-view.