The Vino de Calidad Cebreros appellation has completed all of its 2020 harvest, resulting in a total of 837,373 kilograms of grapes, an increase of 20% compared to the previous year.
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Ninety percent of the production is made up of Garnacha, while 3.5 percent is made up of Albil Real, the only legal white grape in the appellation, and the remaining 6.5 percent is made up of Tempranillo and Garnacha Tintorera.
The entire harvest lasted two months and they observed health safety measures in both the vineyard and the winery to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. There is no doubt that 2020 will be a year that all winegrowers and winemakers will not forget.
Climatic conditions were much better this year compared to 2019, with rainfall between 500 and 1,000 mm, alleviating the severe drought that had previously prevailed. As in previous years, wildlife continued to inflict serious damage to the vineyards, and in particular birds damaged the Royal Abilene grapes leading to a reduction in the final harvest.
Wineries and producers are satisfied with the quality of the 2020 vintage. With two new wineries joining the Sevres Quality appellation this year, there are now 15 wineries in the appellation with a total of 65 wines on the market, and most of them have received high ratings in the Penin Guide.