After the satisfying experience at Vinitaly, four wineries from Colli Euganei will fly the flag at Prowein in Düsseldorf. President Calaon: “Exports on the up, Asia and Canada explode”.
After a two-year forced break, wine from the Euganean Hills is back in Germany. The Consorzio Vini Colli Euganei will head to Düsseldorf, location of ProWein, the world’s largest trade fair for wines, spirits and alcoholic beverages, from 15th to 17th May.
Four companies will be present as ambassadors of Euganean wines, present at the consortium’s stand and representing the territory: Ca Avignone, Montegrande, Le Volpi-Monte Fasolo and Vignalta. A “smaller” group than usual, due to the postponement to May and doubts over the presence of international buyers.
Vinitaly was more than satisfactory for our area,” says Marco Calaon, president of the consortium, “and we also have high expectations for Prowein. We’re looking to meet the German trade who did not come to (Vinitaly in) Verona this year as well as Asian and North American visitors, for whom it is now easier to travel to Europe.”
EXPORTS INCREASE, ALSO IN GERMANY
“It is definitely important for us to be there,” Calaon stresses, “because Germany is a strategic market for wine exports and also for our spa resorts.”
In the first four months of the year, wine exports to Germany recovered to 2019 levels, while the Asian market (excluding China, which is still under lock and key) and Canada exploded. The trend in the USA remains good.
The appointment in Düsseldorf follows a recently concluded press and buyers’ event involving trade and press from across Germany. The focus of the trip to the Euganean hills was for them to discover the high-quality red wines that are particularly well-priced for the German market. “The feedback we received from the guests,” adds Calaon, “confirms that visitors understand our unique territory and appreciate the ‘Euganean’ character in the wine which goes beyond the internationality of the vines.”
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