2019年度里奥哈采收报告 Rioja Harvest Report

转自: DOCa Rioja China 西班牙里奥哈葡萄酒】


The 2019 harvest in the Rioja DOCa saw approximately 385 million kg of grapes harvested (187 million at Rioja Alta, 109 at Rioja Oriental, and 89 million at Rioja Alavesa), of which 342 million kg were red grapes and 43 million kg were white grapes.
随着2019年里奥哈葡萄酒优质原产地收获季降下帷幕,目前观察得到的主要结论是今年收成的特点为果串不太紧密,颗粒也较小 – 这些因素都会为最佳品质带来保障
As the 2019 harvest in the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja draws to a close, the main observation which can made it that this was a year characterised byless tightly packed clusters and smaller grapes – all key components in guaranteeing maximum quality.
这些因素的综合作用,加上得益于收获季全过程尤其是十月份整月特别理想的气候条件,葡萄树普遍展现出卓越的健康状态。原产地管委会技术总监 Pablo Franco 先生总结道:“这些都将带来一个独特的年份。虽然现在评价最终结果还为时过早,但我们着实对本年份成为里奥哈葡萄酒历史上值得纪念的一年抱有高度期待。”
This combination of factors, together with the outstanding overall health of the vines, made possible by the extraordinary weather conditions throughout the harvest and especially throughout October, “will make this a unique vintage, and although it is still early to look at the results, we have high hopes that this vintage will be recorded as a memorable year in the history of Rioja wine”,concludes Pablo Franco, technical director of the Designation.
An additional factor is the staggered harvest periods amongst the three production zones that allowed the grapes to achieve levels of maturation without overlapping.
The good level of vine health has proved key in obtaining these results, along with the huge amount of work put in by the 14,800 growers and 600 wineries from Rioja, as well as the support of over 200 technicians and harvest staff that work in the Consejo; “this hard work and determination has resulted in a feeling of optimism and a job well done. Despite the season having been a complex one, we didn’t suffer from major climatic setbacks, which allowed us to pick at the optimal time.”
In terms of the wines produced “the first impressions of quality are really encouraging; the rains came just at the right moment and the vegetative conditions have been exceptional all year round which has allowed us to obtain balanced wines with great aromatic intensity and very good colour extraction”.
The first rackings reveal a notable structure, typical of the most traditional wines from Rioja: “their good structure, along with an excellent aromatic definition, leads us to believe that these will be wines with great ageing potential” affirms the Control board, which also highlighted the balance between the pH, acidity, and alcohol, even though the last few days of the harvest saw high temperatures which led to accelerated grape ripening and a slight increase in alcohol levels.
In a nutshell, the 2019 vintage looks very promising and exciting, and it will surely produce Rioja wines that will be very sought-after in the years to come.