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Waiting for spring

posted on 19 February 2021
A warm Hello to everyone of you!
We wanted to put out this brief edition of our newsletter just to let you know that, in spite of plenty of limitations, closings, and the consequent economic slowdown—which has hit our sector hard—, here at Cantrina work in the vineyards has never stopped. We have continued to prune, manure, and tend the vineyards, and in the cellar we have been working on all the new vintages preparatory to bottling.
Just a few days ago, we bottled our 2020 organic rosés: Rosanoire and Valtènesi Chiarettowill be available and ready to enjoy starting in April. We want to remind you, too, that we still have available the 2019 vintage of all these wines. A year’s ageing in the bottle has done nothing but add complexity and fascination to wines that are still amazingly crisp and sound—ensured by their screw caps.
Our “pride and joy” is also bottled: Sole di Dario, which since 2018 has been officially organic. The last bottles of the 2015 vintages are running out. As many of you know, Sole di Dario is one of our most challenging wines to make, since its character and distinctiveness must be absolutely perfect, or we won’t bottle that vintage. That’s the reason that the next vintage after 2015 is 2018.
The organic Zerdí 2018 Bio2018 is in the bottle, too, but we’ll have to wait a few more months until release. This 100% Rebo is fermented with ambient yeasts and unfiltered.
The organic Groppello 2019 will be heading to the shelves as well, starting in September.

Events

We decided that we would have to skip Vinitaly 2021this year, since it is scheduled, so far, for late June. That is precisely the period when winegrowers like ourselves are very heavily involved in vineyard operations, and it would be too hard to leave the winery for the four days of the trade fair.
We will participate, if the pandemic situation allows, in brief special events, and we’ll let you know when and if we do.
We remind you of our e-commerce site www.mygroppello.com you can also follow us on Instagram on our Cantrina winery page: cantrina_winery.
As soon as the first warm rays of spring warm our souls, we will set up Cantrina’s “outdoor living room” again, where we will happily welcome you, our loyal fans and wine-lovers.
Our website will soon have a page that will allow you to book a visit and tour of Cantrina.
Our arms are wide open to you all, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Cantrina in 2021, for a first time or a return!

Cristina and Diego

Harvest 2020

posted on 5 November 2020
Warm greetings to you all! It’s already late autumn and therefore the time to draw some overall conclusions about the 2020 harvest that just ended. We mentioned in our last newsletter that in our area, and in particular for those of us who have chosen the path of farming organically, it was certainly a difficult growing year, with plenty of heavy rains, sometimes along with hail, that accompanied us from June on, almost right up to the start of harvest

Harvest 2020

posted on 2 September 2020
Vendemmia 2020 Cantrina
We’re just about there...This year, too, we’re almost into harvest. That despite a winter that was among the warmest and driest in memory, despite the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown, decked out in gloves and masks; despite the late spring and near-rainless summer; despite hail here and there that did some damage; despite the ultra-vigorous foliage in the vineyards that made us re-double our efforts to ward off fungal attacks and carefully monitor the crop; and despite all the large and small problems that we have to always confront every day “on the grape-growing front”.

A NEW YEAR AND NEW VINTAGES ARRIVING

posted on 12 January 2020

RINE’ GAINS A SCREW CAP

This coming March, the new 2018 vintage of Riné, its second vintage as a certified organic wine, will debut on the market under a screw cap for the first time, and so we want to talk a bit about this type of closure. We have been using this closure for some years now for Rosanoire, and since last year for our latest-born Valtènesi Chiaretto. We have found the results positive in terms of cellarability, soundness, and crispness, in particular over the medium- and long-term; our customers, often tired of opening wines that were tainted, have expressed full satisfaction.
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