Production of grapes for wine might exceed 1.1 million tones in 2008
''If normally, vine growers make 6-7 treatments a year, this year they made some 8-10 treatments reporting, therefore, much higher costs. It is very important the warm temperatures maintain in the upcoming period for the accrual of the sugars in grapes,'' said the director of the National Vineyard Growers and Wine Producers Association (ONIV).
The biggest vine grower in Romania, Murfatlar, which manages an area of 3,000 ha of vine, estimates for 2008 a harvest of grapes of over 30,000 tonnes, up 32% as against the previous year.
For the wine production, Murfatlar forecast about 21 million hectolitres in 2008 as against 16 million in 2007.
The representatives of the vive company Cotnari stock company of Iasi county (eastern Romania) deem that this autumn the wine will be rich in sugars.
According to his statements, the fruit-bearing plots of land was of 1,190 ha of vine from which the overall production was of 9,850 tonnes of grapes.
This year in bearing are 1,250 he of vine with about 11,500 tonnes of grapes, according to the estimates.
Of the overall production of grapes for wine obtained last year, of 1.042 million tones, some 5.28 million hectolitres of wine were obtained.