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There will be less Cava from the 2022 vintage. The regulatory authority for Cava (DO Cava) has announced that "the general increase in temperature combined with the lack of rainfall this year led to a significant reduction in volume". The growing season had been difficult due to "persistent and above-average temperatures and successive heat waves in late spring and early summer".

According to DO Cava, the 2022 harvest was significantly shorter because the later varieties also ripened faster and had to be harvested earlier. However, the grapes were harvested "exceptionally healthy and with sufficient phenolic ripeness and acidity".

Despite the problems, wines of the reserve category "Cavas de Guarda Superior" would be vinified for the first time in 2022. Due to the demand for grapes for this segment, the organic cultivation area would also continue to increase, said Javier Pages, the president of the DO Cava.

(al / Source: harpers.co; Photo: DO Cava)

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