The intense rains that are falling during these hours in Valpolicella brought the Negrar area to a dramatic situation, with flooding and flooding. Damages also to the vineyards, especially those of Recioto grapes and those destined for the production of Amarone (Corvina, Rondinone and Rondinella). And while citizens deal with everything that has been soaked by water, the Consorzio di Tutela Vini della Valpolicella analyzes the data in the vineyards
News coming from Valpolicella, with 170 mm of rain that fell in just three hours, according to the analysis of L’Arena, are truly dramatic.
In Arbizzano a collection center was set up for the wet material that has been recovered from the houses and garages of the area, almost everywhere flooded, while in Negrar, where the river of the same name flooded too, volunteers and owners are working to limit the damage.
The situation is far from being resolved. New rainfall is expected in the next few hours, at least until Saturday, and the alarm now mainly concerns the vineyards, where the latest hailstorms have already caused losses. According to the Ansa, reconnaissance carried out by the technicians of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella of damages in the vineyard.
The director, Olga Bussinello, at the end of the extraordinary council organized today declares that she is confident “of being able to make up for circumscribed damages that do not compromise the qualitative and quantitative fate of the harvest in Valpolicella, at the start next week”.
As for the consortium, the latter “reserves the right to officially communicate the outcome following the assessments planned by Avepa tomorrow, with which we are collaborating closely”.
The 2018 vintage for our territory is currently very good, although “will depend a lot on the performance of the month of September, especially for the grapes to be dried”, above all Amarone and Recioto.