Recently, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Castilla-La Mancha, Francisco Martínez Arroyo, stressed the importance of measures aimed at the agricultural sector during the current harvest season, which include limiting yields and establishing minimum harvest volumes.
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The grapes enter the winery to produce wine on the premise that quality is guaranteed and that all the links in the entire wine chain will be profitable in the medium and long term.
Martnez Arroyo also thanked the winegrowers for their understanding and dedication, for Castilla-La Mancha, more people from the winegrowing industry, who want to continue to be profitable as time passes, must bet on quality. He predicted that the production of wine and grape juice for this year"s harvest will be between 2.2 and 2.3 billion liters. The reduction of stocks and the improvement of the market are gradually emerging, and the government has now taken measures to ensure that the appellation will survive this crisis.
It is gratifying that the EU and China have finally signed a formal agreement on the protection of geographical indications between the two countries. The D.O. La Mancha Regulatory Board attaches great importance to this agreement, as China is the main market for the D.O. La Mancha. In fact, since 2016, China has seen an exponential increase in the number of imports of bottled fine wines from La Mancha. According to last year's statistics, China was the number one foreign buyer of Appellation La Mancha wines, with a total of 7 million bottles. The agreement signed between the European Union and China will protect quality wines from counterfeiting and will have an important and positive impact on the appellation.