西班牙里奥哈葡萄酒产区2017年份,灾年的惊喜

2017年份,辛勤耕耘的回报,作为西班牙最知名的葡萄酒产区,里奥哈(Rioja)正式发布2017年份的品质评价。

特别插播一下:西班牙里奥哈产区去年出口葡萄酒到中国的数量是:4,337,119升,比2016年增长了17.31%, 均价是5.05欧元/升,增长了将近6%。使中国成为里奥哈第五大出口国。其中Reserva珍藏和Gran Reserva(特级珍藏)级别的酒,出口量(升)涨幅突出,分别涨幅31.35%和30.96%。 

里奥哈优质原产地管委会正式宣布,2017年份品质评定为优质(VERY GOOD),这个结果对于去年经历过复杂困难天气情况的里奥哈产区来说,是辛勤耕耘之后得到的巨大回报。

 

里奥哈优质原产地管委会在品评过程中,对多达4000份以上的样酒进行测评,并随后决定是否达到相应等级要求。这种严格的品质管控手段使里奥哈成为葡萄酒顶尖品质的行业标杆产区。

2017年在经历了四月的霜冻和随之而来的干旱,这样复杂的天气情况之后,里奥哈2017年份依然取得了一个理想的结果。

里奥哈优质原产地,共认证了二亿四千九百五十七万(249,570,000)升葡萄酒,其中2160万升白葡萄酒,1207万升桃红,以及2亿1590万升红葡萄酒。

里奥哈管委会品管总监Pablo Franco先生认为:“由于低产量和很好的陈年潜力,今年的葡萄酒展现出了非常有意思的多样性。一些酒甚至得到了近几年最佳的评分。”

共有超过4千份样品经过管委会技术专家的严格分析和品尝,最终2017年份得到了“优质”的评定。

2017年里奥哈葡萄酒的平均酒精度稍许高于2016年。

2017年葡萄成长周期报告特别提出“整个生长周期,尤其是在最后生长阶段,葡萄藤的健康状况完美”。2017年的收获时间是里奥哈有历史记载以来最早的一年。虽然产量低但是葡萄质量非常好。葡萄成长周期最后阶段的好天气,起到了至关重要的作用,改善了经历过霜冻和干旱的葡萄藤产出的葡萄品质。

为了保证理想的品质,里奥哈管委会也加强了对于整个葡萄生长周期的品质监管。

信息来源:里奥哈优质原产地管委会

英语原文:

2017 VINTAGE, REWARD FOR A HUGE EFFORT

The Regulatory Board of D.O.Ca. Rioja has officially qualified the 2017 as VERY GOOD, and has highlighted the huge effort done by the Rioja wine sector in a complicated year.

The stringent requirements to achieve the rating maintain Rioja as a point of reference for the highest quality, after the tasting of over 4,000 samples.

The 2017 vintage has brought very good quality results, at the end of a complicated year marked by the frost in April and subsequent drought.

A total of 249.57 million litres have been certified by D.O.Ca. Rioja (21.6 white, 12.07 rose and 215.9 red). Mr. Pablo Franco, technical Director of the Regulatory Board, stated that “this year has brought very interesting diversity in the wines, marked in part by the short yields and by a good result in terms of ageing potential. Also, some particular wines have received the highest marks seen in the last few years”.

The qualification of VERY GOOD is the result of the strict control procedure through analysis and tasting of over 4,000 samples taken directly from deposits by the Board’s technicians.

The average alcohol content in 2017 is slightly higher than 2016. The technical report that explains the growing cycle of 2017 vintage highlights “the excellent general health of the vines, especially in the last phase of the cycle”. The harvest in 2017 was the earliest one in recorded Rioja history, small in total yield and with very good quality. The good weather at the end of the cycle was important and improved the expectations since the earlier frost and drought.

The Regulatory Board has also intensified its controls during the whole campaign in order to ensure optimal quality.

Source:The Regulatory Board of D.O.Ca. Rioja