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Italian wine production 2012: 8% decline estimated and volumes below 40 million hl

Survey Ismea – Unione Italiana Vini: Drought and heat the main causes. Dismissed the losses on early grapes, the estimates could be revised upwards thanks to September rains which affected the later grapes, especially the red ones. Meanwhile, however, due to the reduced presence of pests, the quality of the grapes promises from good to excellent with a sugar content higher than the average