Spain 2019 harvest report region by region

Bierzo– grapes crushed in 2019: 13.4 million kg

In Bierzo the harvest yield returned to pre-2017 levels as vineyards recovered from the severe frosts of the same year. Conditions in the spring were generally good in the region but some untimely rain at fruitset reduced yields, albeit modestly. The year was drier than usual with 528mm compared to the more typical figure of 700mm.

Harvest conditions were very good allowing growers to harvest steadily between early September and October 20when the harvest officially came to an end. Mencía grapes offered “powerful aromas, intense colour and flavours” according to the region’s annual report.

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