2019 Harvest Report Navarra, Spain
The DO Navarra ends the harvest with a decrease in production exceeding that predicted at the beginning of the campaign. In total, 54 million and a half kilos of grapes have been harvested distributed among the white varieties that represent 10%: chardonnay, viura, muscatel de grano menudo, sauvignon blanc, white garnacha and malvasía. And of the reds that are 90%: tempranillo, garnacha, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, graciano, mazuelo and pinot noir. The decrease is 13% less compared to the average of the harvests in the region and 30% compared to last year, which was a particularly abundant campaign. The main reason is that the cluster berries have had a lower weight than expected.
“We have lived a traditional grape harvest in our land and we have collected an excellent grape. We are lucky to have a privileged enclave for the elaboration, in one of the most northern areas of the Iberian Peninsula that offers us enough freshness and acidity to get great wines. We are waiting to enjoy the result of this new vintage”, says the president of the Regulatory Council of the D.O. Navarra, David Palacios.
Small berries and an impeccable sanitary state of the grape are a presage of production of wines with a concentration of very high qualities with many possibilities for aging from which to expect a remarkable evolution. During the next few days the new whites, pinks and reds are defined in the wineries that mark the identity of the DO Navarra.