2019 Prosecco Harvest is Down

It isn’t great news for lovers of sparkling Italian wine: 2019’s Prosecco harvest has just come to an end, with yields coming down anywhere from 3 to 5% over last year. Wines from this vintage will be the first made in line with new production regulations that allow for a drier style of wine.

A cold winter, coupled with a cooler, rain-soaked spring, caused a delay in budbreak.

The wines from 2019 will be the first to take advantage of the new production regulations passed in August, which now also allow for sui lieviti (“on the yeasts”) sparkling wines that have been refermented in bottle, and extra brut, with residual sugar between 0 and 6g per Litre.

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