Lanzarote’s wine harvest has surprised producers after low expectations earlier in the year, and has turned out to possibly be the fourth-largest harvest since records began.
Around 3.2 million kilos of grapes have been gathered, compared to the 1.9 million of last year’s low harvest.
According to Nereida Pérez, secretary of Lanzarote’s Wine Council, heavy rain in February and March arrived just at the right time for this year’s crop, which also benefitted form a natural cycle which brings larger crops every three or four years.
The grape harvest mean that local bodegas will be able to restock with wines that many sold out of earlier this year.
Grape producers managed to earn around €3.40 a kilo fore their grapes this year, meaning that the new wines are likely to cost from €6.50 to €7.50 a bottle.
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