TIRANA, August 22
The situation of viniculture in Albania and the export perspective of this sector toward the European countries were the focus of a meeting held between Albanian and German specialists on Monday. Minister of Agriculture Edmond Panariti welcomed Cordula Covac from the German Bundestag, who at the same time is one of the main voice of wine producers in Germany. The meeting was also attended by President of the International Organization of Wine and Vine Monika Christmann and professor Manfred Grosmann from Geisenheim University.
On his part, Minister Panariti made an introduction to the tradition of vine cultivation in Albania and some of the main varietals such as Kalmet, Merlot, Cabernet, and Riesling. He highlighted that Albanian viniculture has an authentic local product for each of these internationally known varietals.
Winegrowers have unified lands and began the cultivation of highly-sought varietals in international markets.
Hence, Panariti asked for technical assistance in the process for the certification of Albanian wines.
“Currently, there are over 10,178 hectares of vineyards in Albania,” he said.
On her side, Kovac guaranteed support and technical assistance for the certification process of some wine varietals in the German market and beyond. The German delegation will visit some vineyards and producers all over Albania Like Cobo and Arberi.
News Source: bujqesia.gov.al
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