An excellent harvest in Navarre comes to an end
The cutting of the last bunch of grapes, led by the Regional Minister for Rural Development and the Environment of the Government of Navarre, Itziar Gómez, officially marks the end of a harvest in which almost 60 million kilos of grapes have been harvested in excellent conditions.
Approximately 60 million kilos of grapes have been harvested in excellent conditions. This is 20% less than the amount harvested the previous year, meeting the initial harvest forecasts. Only the grapes destined for the wines known as "late harvest" have yet to be harvested.
The Navarra Designation of Origin is bringing the 2021 harvest to an end with excellent quality fruit. The grapes were harvested in very good conditions. The harvest began at the end of August and after the initial rains in the first days of September, the weather stabilised, in addition to the very positive arrival of the north wind. The wide temperature oscillation between day and night and the "cierzo" (wind) favoured a very good development of the grapes and an excellent end of ripening.
The 10,017 hectares that make
up the vineyards of the
Navarra Designation of Origin
have been harvested by 1,750
winegrowers and 89 bodegas
The 10,017 hectares that make up the vineyards of the Navarra Designation of Origin have been harvested by 1,750 growers and 89 wineries. Red grapes such as Garnacha, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Graciano, Mazuelo, Pinot Noir and Syrah and white grapes: Chardonnay, Viura, Garnacha Blanca, Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Sauvignon Blanc to make white, rosé and red wines. "The grapes harvested are excellent and together with the work of the professionals we have in the D.O. Navarra, we expect a great vintage 2021 with which to look to the future", says David Palacios, president of the D.O. Navarra.
Cutting the last bunch
The cutting of the last bunch of grapes by the Regional Minister of Rural Development and Environment of the Government of Navarra, Itziar Gómez, at EVENA's experimental estate in Olite, marked the official closing of the grape harvest. The Regional Minister, Itziar Gómez, congratulated the Designation of Origin Navarra, winegrowers and wineries for this campaign: "I think it is fair to recognise the effort made by all the agents involved in the chain to position our wines as one of the great economic supports of the primary sector, but also of our culture, of quality tourism and sustainability, of respect for the landscape and the territory".
He also highlighted the importance of innovation as one of the levers for the positioning of DO Navarra wines: "I don't want to miss the opportunity of being here at EVENA to remind you that we are still committed to research and innovation, something that will undoubtedly allow us to position ourselves in better conditions in a sector as complex and hotly contested as the wine sector".
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