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. PROWEIN 2015: After last year’s very satisfactory experience, we will be returning this year to Prowein in Düsseldorf. We will welcome you in our usual spot, Merum’s stand #16E71 in Hall-Pavilion 16, on 15-16-17 March. PROPOSTA VINI TASTING: Restaurateurs will want to note that on January 26, at the  Hotel Montresor Tower di Bussolengo (VR) in Bussolengo, Proposta Viniwill officially introduce its 2015 Catalogue, and the wines will be available for tasting. We ourselves will be there of course, along with many other fascinating small producers from all over Italy. Look at the homepage on our website for the notice with all the details. NEW VINTAGE IN THE MARKET: The end of the year marked the release of RINE’ 2013 and of NEPOMUCENO 2009, these are truly two very fine wines. Yes, at the moment they may show an imperfection or two due to their youth, but even as early as this coming spring they will be impressing you! We want to let you know as well that we still have a few–a very few!–bottles of the previous vintages, and in particular magnums of the 2006-2007-2008  Nepomuceno. 2015 BOTTLING SCHEDULE: We are just about to bottle ROSANOIRE 2014. This wine boasts a zesty acidity, thanks to a truly one-of-a-kind growing season, and that means that this will be a wine with great cellarability: you’ll be enjoying it for many, many years to come. Bottled along with the rosé will be ZERDI’ 2012. It has never turned so well, with rich fruit and clean contours, and we expect a great future for it. VALTENESI and RINE’ 2014 will go to bottle in late spring. They exhibit the same hallmarks of Rosanoire crisp acidity and impressive ageing potential, perfect exemplars of the 2014 growing year; we believe these wines will continue revealing their qualities over a very long time. NEPOMUCENO merits separate comment. We decided not to bottle a 2010 vintage of this wine, since the 2010 vintage was, in our opinion, not high enough in quality to produce a wine such as NEPOMUCENO. So, we will be bottling NEPOMUCENO 2011 in the summer, and what fun that wine promises to be… Cristina and Diego

Random considerations regarding drought

posted on 9 September 2022
Piante siccità
Drought, increasingly frequent now, is one of the signs of climate change in action, but for those who live in Europe, our current 2022 constitutes a true, and significant, turning point. It’s no longer a matter of numbers, statistics, appeals from environmentalists and scientists: each one of us, throughout this dry year

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 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.
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