Last news 2009
Last news 2009
Two wonderful days during the harvest
During the harvest, Ivan, a dear friend of ours and a keen photographer, came to visit us: he is extremely good at capturing original situations and he is often kind enough to give us some of his splendid snapshots. Well, this year he really amazed us with his tiny but extremely efficient camera: using the video recording function, he turned himself into a film director, shooting harvest scenes with rare spontaneity. We still start to smile when we think of Ivan racing up and down between the vines on Gianni (our trusty vineyard worker)‘s bicycle as he filmed each scene, each person and each detail like an enthusiastic child, eager to complete a jigsaw puzzle of the vintage at Cantrina. The video only lasts 8 minutes, so we urge you to take a short break and watch this really unmissable clip.
Sole di Dario at the lunch for the Pope
On 8th November the Pope paid an official visit to Brescia. Amongst the wines selected for the luncheon was Sole di Dario 2005. This was undoubtedly a great honour for us and we should like to thank the Brescia branch of the Italian Sommeliers’ Association for choosing one of our products to represent winemaking in the Province on such an important occasion.
“Stelvin” screw caps
We have been thinking about it for a couple of years and, if we manage to organize ourselves in time, we would like to use Stelvin closures (alias screw caps) for the next bottling of Rinè.
We are tired of entrusting years of hard work in the vineyard and winery to the unknown element that a cork closure represents: even though it may have a greater aesthetic and cultural appeal, on the other hand it never gives you a complete guarantee as to the quality of the seal it can provide over time, leading to possible ill effects in the wine or just to slight bottle variation.
We would really like to know your thoughts on this matter.
Restyling of the website
We have given our site a slight restyling, so you will find our report on the 2009 vintage in the “Emotions” section…
Lastly, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a 2010 full of promise.
Cristina and Diego