Collio Wine Region Performing Strongly, Despite Weather
The Collio wine growing region, in the north east of Italy, is likely to deliver a strong harvest, despite the weather that has impacted the Italian wine sector as a whole.
Italian news agency ANSA has reported that Collio’s expected production for 2017 is around 75,000 to 80,000 tonnes of grapes, and 6.5 million bottles of wine.
“The season is actually going very well, despite the changeable weather” explained Robert Princic, president of Consorzio di Tutela dei Vini del Collio.
Princic added that both native varieties, such as Ribolla Gialla, Friulano and Malvasia, and international grapes, including Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay, are all performing well.
The majority of Collio wines are exported to Italy, followed by the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan.
“As a consortium, we are focused on environmental sustainability, in order to preserve the beauty of Collio's landscapes,” Princic said.
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