Official Press Release
The 2017 Harvest to start in the D.O.P. Montilla-Moriles.
Montilla, 18 July 2017.
Tomorrow morning sees the start of the harvest of grapes covered by the Denomination of Origin Montilla-Moriles. This is the earliest record of the grape harvest starting in the area.
The first grapes of the white varieties grown for young wines without ageing, the first cultivated plots of early varieties, particularly Sauvignon Blanc, have come to maturity in advance of the 2016 harvest, which started on August 2.
There is a slight decline expected in the yield, which reached 47 million kilos in 2016. However, the quality of the production predicts an excellent harvest in spite of a demanding climate and a decrease in pests and diseases.
El Consejo Regulador is excited that this early harvest, which represents the start of the European harvest shows benefits, with a production of superb quality produce for farmers contributing to higher quality wines which can compete in the market and showcase Montilla-Moriles as one of the best wines.
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