Italian sparkling wine Prosecco is one of the most appreciated Italian wines around the world and over the past few years the demand for this wine, especially from abroad, has been on the rise.
Recently, the Consortium of Prosecco Producers has decided to increase the overall production of Prosecco by adding an extra 3,000 hectares of vineyards.
Over the past few years, Prosecco wines have seen a rapid growth in sales in foreign markets: up by 24.2 per cent in 2013, up by 26.9 per cent in 2014 and up by 15.8 per cent in 2015.
The President of the Consortium, Stefano Zanette, foresees that for the 2019/2020 harvest a total of 3.78 million hectoliters of wine will be produced, equivalent to more than 500 million bottles of Prosecco Doc.
The extra 3,000 hectares of vineyards will be planted in the regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia (North East of Italy), extending the total cultivated land for Prosecco to 23,250 hectares.
The concessions to wineries to plant the extra hectares of vineyards in the Veneto region will be equally split between existing DOC Prosecco producers and new producers.
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