In a majority decision, the Consejo Regulador of the DO Cava has limited the maximum yields for 2021 to 11,000 kilogrammes of grapes per hectare. This is a reaction to the fact that the market situation does not yet allow the otherwise valid quantity limit of 12,000 kilograms, as the president of the Consejo Regulador Javier Pagés explains in a press release.
The yield is thus limited for the second year in a row, although the upper limit was raised by 1,000 kilogrammes compared to 2020. This happens against the background that the pandemic has caused the consumption of sparkling wine to drop worldwide. With the help of the quantity limit, the Consejo Regulador wants to contribute to "fair production prices" for the 6,800 winegrowers.
Cava is particularly dependent on the international market situation. The export share of more than 70 percent is higher than in all other Spanish DOs. sw