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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 mygroppelloThis 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 prenotare on line (sia da www.cantrina.it/en/ 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.

A battle

The stars are certainly not lining up so far for this year’s growing season: just when a mild spring promised an early budbreak, a freeze hit part of our vineyard very hard on the night of April 5-6. The damage looked severe and consistent across the various grape varieties and vineyards, but nature dealt us another surprise card, this time more welcome: the affected vines did, in fact, put out new shoots, in a somewhat scattered fashion, and with less of a future crop, of course. Thanks to tremendous work amidst the vine-rows, where we paid even more meticulous attention to each individual shoot and cluster that remained, we estimate that our final loss will be “only” 30% of our crop. We will be producing less of some of the wines, but we have our fingers crossed, in hope for the remainder of the season, since at this moment the vines seem in good health, and the appearance of the clusters leads us to look for a good harvest.

Bottlings

We are very close to bottling Nepomuceno 2017, a very fine vintage and certified organic for the first time to boot, and Riné 2020 , which we are extremely happy with. That same day, we will also bottle something very intriguing: a very limited run of a special lot of red wine, the latest offspring of Cantrina’s Pure Stylistic Expression. We’ll certainly have much more to say about this exceptional wine in the future, when we have a bit more time, and this is a wine that is in no hurry…

New event

With hope that the COVID-19 situation will let us get back to normal this coming autumn, we have put on our calendar the first event in which we will be participating with our wines: come see us on Monday, 4 October in Vienna at Christian Bauer’s Wein & Kultur KG at the Hotel Regina in Rooseveltplatz.

Cristina and Diego

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.

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”.
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