Last news 2009

posted on 11 December 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… Christmas Greetings Lastly, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a 2010 full of promise. Cristina and Diego

Harvest 2023

posted on 22 November 2023
It was a year of very hard work. Bad weather dealt us repeated blows, first with heavy rains all the way through the spring and a good part of the summer, then with torrid heat in late July and early August. Nonetheless, we were successful in bringing a satisfactory crop into the cellar, both in quantity and quality.

Happy New Year to all!

posted on 24 January 2023
Once again, we find ourselves confronting another challenging year. True enough, Covid is finally largely behind us, but there is still a general climate of uncertainty, underscored by the war at Europe’s borders, whose impact is anything but negligible. The opening weeks of the year bring all of us the opportunity to renew our resolutions and launch new projects. We all must face our problems with optimism and hope, doing our own part with commitment and honesty. And now, on to what is happening at Catrina and what we’re planning…

Random considerations regarding drought

posted on 9 September 2022
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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
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