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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

Let’s talk about…Vinitaly 2009

posted on 20 March 2009
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Here we are getting ready for Vinitaly 2009, even if it seems to us less and less like a fair that is appropriate for small producers like ourselves: amid all the hustle and bustle of this great event it is difficult to explain to people about our “open-minded exercice de style”. This year, therefore, we are concentrating on alternative methods of getting together with our friends (let’s hear from you!). However, if you are at Vinitaly on 2nd and 3rd April you can find us in the Lombardy pavilion in the PalaExpo on stand C7. If you so desire, we will be able to give you more details about our new releases, which we will merely outline below: Groppello, an indigenous grape variety of the Valtènesi, has become a part of Cantina’s range; with the 2008 vintage we have sought to express and interpret the potential of this cultivar in line with our particular philosophy of production. Rinè 2007 will have a new label, which will also reflect a few small changes we have made in the wine itself. Incrocio Manzoni is the new grape variety that gives this wine a stronger identity.

Cantrina from the old to the new year

posted on 20 January 2009
2008 is now just a memory: it gave us cause for concern with its rains in the spring and then cause for satisfaction with a late summer and early autumn that were ideal for ripening the grapes. The harvest then took place in cool, dry weather conditions: this, together with our efforts to keep down yields, allowed us to pick healthy grapes with a good sugar/acid balance. The resulting wines combine concentration with very fresh aromas and flavours, suggesting that they will have excellent ageing potential. 2008 was also a year for reflection. We thought long and hard about the type of wines we produce, constantly asking ourselves the same questions: “Can we express our terroir even without using indigenous grapes?” and “Can we demonstrate that quality and personality are independent of autochthony?”
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