The agricultural forecasts released by the National Statistics Institute (INE), for one of the “highest productions of the last two decades”, foreseeing “complex wines with a balance between alcohol content, acidity and tannins”.

INE notes that the geographical dispersion of the vineyard, along with the “ecoclimatic particularities of the wine-growing regions and the characteristics of the grape varieties installed there, prolonged the harvesting period”, lasting from the first half of August until the first half of October.

As claimed by the statistical institute, the development and maturation of the grape berries occurred in a heterogeneous manner and there were also struggles with mildew (Vinhos Verdes and Center regions), grey rot (North and Center regions), grape moth and green leafhopper (Ribatejo and Alentejo).

In the case of table grapes, production is expected to increase by 10 percent compared to 2022, but “below the average of the last five years (-4 percent).