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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

Befana 2016

posted on 5 January 2016
As is by now our tradition, the Befana di Cantrina, our very own Good Witch, wants to extend her warm wishes to all our friends and customers for a New Year filled with peace and serenity. At long last, after two challenging harvests, the splendid 2015 was gifted to us, an experience we wouldn’t mind at all repeating, so, please, let’s all start rooting for a fabulous 2016! And now for the news from Cantrina.

Harvest over–a great vintage?

posted on 12 October 2015
Our harvest is complete this year too, and we brought home the fruits of an entire year’s hard work in the vineyards. As always, this is also the time for observations and predictions, with everyone expressing an opinion on the overall quality of the vintage: stars, glasses, clusters, etc. are being generously spread over the season. One thing is sure, though, and that is that the climate is changing, and that will certainly impact our work, which is in large part intimately connected to what nature offers us. We will have to get used to weather marked by extremes: the present 2015, in fact, compared to the cold, rainy 2014, is precisely the opposite. But we all know that extremes do not always make for good balance!

Befana 2015

posted on 6 January 2015
Warm wishes to all from the Befana!!! As always, we like to wait until the beginning of the new year to send everyone our best wishes for the holidays just past and our hopes that the new year will start off in the best way possible. Looking a bit down the road, and at our own life here, we are hopeful that 2015 will be a terrific growing year–and, who knows, perhaps even a great vintage! OK, maybe I’m going a little too fast here, or even just dreaming… so it’s best that I let you know what’s been happening with Cantrina.
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