One of Rioja's top producers, Marques de Caceres, has said a shortage of colorless grape varieties in the province prompted it to buy more than 100 hectares of vines in Rueda to fit its colorless wine ambitions.
Marques de Caceres plans to produce quality Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc from the 125 hectares of Rueda vineyards it has bought near the villages of La Seca and Serrada. Financial details were not told.Companionship president Cristina Forner told decanter.com that the expansion is to 'make up for a shortage of colorless grape varieties' in the firm's native Rioja. 'As in 2012, the number of colorless grapes collected from the 2013 [Rioja] harvest was insufficient to cover demand, causing significant increases in prices, whilst the yields are becoming more limited as the vineyards grow older,' Forner said. A proposal by the DOCa Rioja council to allocate an extra 2,500ha of planting rights for colorless grape varieties has not been fully
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