Mastroberardino is a historic winery, active for three centuries, with estates in various areas of Campania from Irpinia to Sannio, to Cilento, where the harvest starts next week. “We are still far behind for the harvest, we will see how the weather in October will go, for us it is very important, as until mid-November the Aglianico grapes are harvested for the vinification of Taurasi Docg”. This was stated at Adnkronos by Piero Berardino, a tenth generation winemaker and president of the Grandi Marchi Institute, which brings together families and brands that are emblematic of the tradition and innovation of Italian wine production. “The grapes are of very good quality – he says – even if the quantity will certainly be lower than last year but nothing dramatic”. But if the year is promising, the company has had to face various difficulties that also worry about the present and the future. “In the first eight months the energy cost has quadrupled, 400%, it is really a very heavy situation because the management of the wine takes place with the cold 24 hours a day, the renewable energies we have are not sufficient and then with the madness of the quotation aligned with the price high, we have enormous damage “. But the problems don’t end there, the prices of glass are skyrocketing. “Energy costs have an impact on the production planning of the large hollow glass lines, resulting in intermittent supplies and prices that shoot up”. But also the supplies of paper, cardboard, wood, capsules in this period are difficult and connected to these there is the very serious problem of logistics. “Today it is very difficult to plan the transport and therefore the supplies arrive with weeks or months of delay that postpone a planned production that maybe has to be sent to a big buyer like a Canadian monopoly can be” says Mastroberardino. “And even for exports, it is difficult to find ships and containers for the shipment of wines.” – Mastroberardino specifies – The crisis of logistics and energy costs predates the war in Ukraine, they are problems that the war has highlighted but already existed. A situation that cannot be solved due to international speculations “.
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