The 2020 grape production in Veneto is just over 14 million quintals (14.039.000), which recorded one million quintals more than last year (13.1 q) and over two million quintals less than the super harvest 2018 (16.4 q).
As we have become accustomed to seeing for many years, the lion's share is made by Prosecco , the undisputed and unapproachable " wine star ".
The analytical production data will be presented on Wednesday 23 December (10:30 am) on the ZOOM platform (registration on: https://trittico3_2020.eventbrite.it) on the occasion of the third and final focus of the 2020 Vitivinicolo Triptych , an event promoted by Veneto Agriculture with Regione and Avepa . On the occasion, the regional technicians will illustrate to the many operators of the wine sector, eagerly waiting to know the official final data of the harvest deriving from the production declarations of the winemakers, the exact quantity of grapes harvested and consequently the quantity of wine produced this' year divided by type.
Final data that will have to deal with the cellar stocks , the sales trend recorded in 2020 and the projections of the national and international markets .
All topics that will be addressed and deepened during the focus on Wednesday promoted by Veneto Agriculture, which this year due to the pandemic will not take place as usual in the "historic" headquarters of the Cantina di Lonigo (Vi) but online on the ZOOM platform.
Under the spotlight of the experts will not end only the data of the last harvest , which overall was of good quality , so much so as to announce the production of excellent wines , in some cases even excellent. The occasion is important, as mentioned, to also take stock of the trend of Veneto wine exports and sales , which had to deal with the serious crisis linked to the pandemic for Covid-19, which as we know has also heavily invested in international markets .
During the focus, Luca Furegon (Avepa - Agricultural Production Sector) and Nicola Barasciutti (Veneto Region - Agri-food Management) will intervene, who will take stock of the production and certifications of Veneto wines in 2020; Enrico Specchio and Alessandra Padoan (Regional Statistical System Unit - Veneto Region) who will present data on Veneto wine exports in the first nine months of the year; José Rallo (director of the Institute for Foreign Trade and CEO of Donnafugata) who will focus on the trend of wine sales, including online markets, in this difficult year marked by lockdowns and restrictions of all kinds; Fabrizio Gatto , buyer and consultant of the wine sector who will explain the reaction of the international markets and Francesco Scarcelli (Coop Italia) that of the large-scale retail trade.
The meeting will also be attended by the Regional Councilor for Agriculture Federico Caner and the Commissioner of Veneto Agriculture Alberto Negro .