Het Italiaanse Soave-consortium heeft besloten de opbrengst per hectare bij de oogst 2021 te beperken. Bij de DOC Soave met 13% en bij de Classico en de Colli Scaligeri met 7 %. Een van de redenen om hiertoe over te gaan is dat een beter geconcentreerde wijn per fles meer opbrengt. Soave is de eerste omvangrijke Italiaanse witte DOC die de oogst beperkt. De collega’s melden:
‘The members of the Soave consortium have decided to limit the harvest yields in 2021. In the DOC Soave, the quantity will drop from 15 to 13 tonnes per hectare (-13%) and in the Soave Classico area as well as the Colli Scaligeri, from 14 to 13 tonnes (-7%). Certified organic wineries and wineries that have waived the allowed surplus production of a maximum of 20 percent in the past two years are exempt from the regulation.
According to the consortium, the decision was made to maintain a balance in production volumes and to increase the value of bottled wine. "The decision was taken in consultation with all stakeholders. The current year is showing signs of market recovery, but there are also still many uncertainties. Therefore, caution is advised," commented Sandro Gini, the president of the consortium. Besides a correct positioning on the market, the decision also ensures an optimal quality of Soave in an already particularly good vintage, Gini said.