We have already exposed sometimes that the 2015 vintage will be one of the strongest and highest quality throughout Spain. In fact, it has come before and the collecting of grapes is ahead because of the high temperatures occurred in recent months.
The Plenary of the Regulatory Board of the Qualified Appellation of Origin Rioja announced that this year's harvest will be so important that can make history. This makes them feel motivated to predict good prospects for the 2015 harvest and the Spanish wine in general.
Thus, the regulatory board has highlighted and raised the maximum performance of production up to 6,955 kg per hectare for red varieties compared to 2014. It is estimated that the productive potential of the current vintage will be 61,912 hectares, and of these, the most (57,907) are for red varieties, while 4,005 hectares are for white varieties. Both increase compared to the 2014 campaign.
The council considered that these data can be positive and very encouraging, estimating 441.3 million kilos of grapes to harvest. This figure is 1.7% more than last year.
In total, the Qualified Appellation of Origin Rioja, one of the most important in Spain and the world, can produce 308.9 million litres of wine from the 2015 harvest. This figure would be 4.6% higher than the 2014 vintage, which was 295,2 million litres of Rioja wine.
These figures would give an historic record for this appellation, promising fine wines, crops, production and sales for next season.
Coto de Imaz Reserva 2008 is a red wine with DO Rioja from the El Coto de Rioja cellar produced with tempranillo from the 2008 vintage and 12.5º of volume of alcohol.
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005: a red wine with Rioja DO made with tempranillo and garnacha of 2005 and 13.5º of alcohol strength.