Valpolicella wine district affected by bad weather

Sep 3, 2018 9:42 am

Water bomb has literally devastated many municipalities in the territory of Verona

A “bomb” of water has literally devastated many municipalities in the province of Verona. The storm has battered a strategic production district for the economy of the Veneto, right at the highlight of the grape harvest and subsequent vinification. The president of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia takes on the concerns of the winemakers and operators of the most agricultural province of Veneto. Veneto is the leading national producer of wines with almost 11 million hectoliters, has 52 denominations of origin and the prestige of the denomination involved in the Valpolicella area (Amarone) and Soave is unique in the world. To the damage due to the impracticability of the countryside, to the spread of phytosanitary diseases due to the continuous rains in the presence of ripe grapes are added in these hours those inflicted on the vineyards, flagellated by bad weather that was especially on the weekend where rainfall in a few hours they have far exceeded the entire amount of water that statistically falls in the entire month of September.

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