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Epiphany 2012

posted on 6 January 2012
As usual, the Befana [the old crone who personifies Epiphany] is bringing with her the latest news from Cantrina (or, if you prefer, the first of the new year…) and this is also an excellent opportunity to wish all our friends and clients a splendid 2012!!! So, here we are: The 2011  ROSATO (Rosé) made from Pinot Nero has been bottled in the last few days (its release is planned for mid-February) and we have great faith in the quality of this product, in which we have sought to bring out – even more than in the previous vintages – freshness, finesse and elegance. This wine now becomes an integral part of the estate’s range and acquires its own individual name, ”ROSANOIRE”, which recalls the refined notes that derive from the Pinot Nero grape. Libero Esercizio di Stile: our quest to find and develop new “open-minded exercices de style” continues and soon no less than TWO “unusual novelties” will go on the market. The first is another very particular and characterful Rosé from the 2010 vintage…we are talking about a 100% Petit Verdot wine that has been matured inbarriques for around 10 months. It struck us as being really interesting, so we thought: “why should we deprive ourselves of the pleasure of having 890 bottles of this wine??” The other Libero Esercizio di Stile has been in the cellar for a few years and is now just about ready to be released. It is from the 2007 vintage, and we like to define it as an old-style wine. Made from late-harvested Chardonnay grapes, it was fermented and “forgotten about” in barrique for over a year, and so it is now full-bodied, spicy, heady and full of flavour. In this case too we are talking about a thousand bottles or so… We would like to make it quite clear that these wines we refer to as “exercices de style” are quite simply the result of our desire to have fun experimenting with new ways of vinifying our grapes which, when they turn out well, we wish to share with others: they certainly aren’t attempts to follow any easy and predictable market trends. We close with the news that we are very happy with the 2011 vintage, seeing that the first checks on the wines’ development in the cellar make us think that we should be able to look forward to great results in the future. What we hope most of all, though, is that we can all keep on smiling, even when we are faced with years whose outcome is far less generous, whether we are talking about the vineyard or our everyday lives. Wishing you all once again the very best for the New Year, we invite you – as always – to come and visit us… Cristina and Diego P.S.: Save the date! On the 30th January in New York, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, there will be the presentation of this year’s Slow Wine Guide and a tasting of some of the wines that are reviewed in it. We shall be there too with our Groppello and Rinè.

2021 year-end report

posted on 17 December 2021
Here we are at the end of 2021, and it has been even more stressful and challenging from various points of view: the freeze we had in the spring; the uncertainties we are all aware of, that make it so hard to make long-term plans; the work that we had to do, which exceeded all mid-year and later projections; and finally our usual autumn newsletter is off the presses so late. Cantrina is known for producing, in very limited editions, wines whose hallmarks are decisive personalities and strong characters, in some cases utterly unique, wines that targeted to niche markets of dedicated wine-lovers and represent the quintessence and vital spirit of our winery.

Virtual tour and new e-commerce

posted on 27 August 2021
Over the past few months, we have been working on a new project that we are now ready to launch. With the goal of cancelling geographical boundaries and reducing the distance between all you loyal wine-lovers, we have re-structured, updated, and enlarged our mygroppello platform. This virtual universe will allow you to relate to our partners abroad and to purchase what we produce at Cantrina. We also improved our tours here at the winery, which you can now book online both at www.cantrina.it and at mygroppello; for all of you Amici di Cantrina who are reading this, nothing will change, and tours will obviously remain complimentary. Just access our online calendar and come see us: we’re ready to welcome you here with our usual straightforward simplicity. For those of you farther away, and those who would like to know more about us before coming, mygroppello also has a section dedicated to a virtual tour of Cantrina, our uniquely-easy way of helping you to discover our small universe here at Cantrina.

Waiting for spring

posted on 19 February 2021
Aspettando la primavera...
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 Chiaretto will be available and ready to enjoy starting in April.
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