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05.08.2020
Wine production in Alentejo is expected to grow 5% this year
Wine production in the Alentejo is expected to rise 5% this year, according to forecasts by the Institute of Vine and Wine (IVV).

According to the forecasts released today, wine production is expected to decrease in Portugal by about 3% compared to the previous campaign, to a volume in the order of 6.3 million hectoliters, which corresponds to a drop of 2% compared to the average the last five campaigns.

The president of the Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA), Francisco Mateus, stated that “Portugal is forecasting a wine breakdown of around 3% in the Alentejo region, according to an estimate made at the beginning of July, points out for slight growth. We found that this region, in recent years, has been in countercycling, with the tendency of the country, since when other regions increase wine production, Alentejo has decreased ”. Advancing that “This year is the opposite. I hope that this will materialize and that we will have a slightly higher production than last year, to compensate for the losses that we have had in the last 5 years ”.

The Institute of Vine and Wine (IVV) states that “despite the meteorological instability observed throughout the vegetative cycle of the crop, and in spite of mildew outbreaks, in general the grapes present a good phytosanitary condition”, adding that “ the climatic conditions that occur until the harvest, namely the occurrence of heat waves, will be decisive in the quantity and quality of the harvest. ”
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