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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

A NEW YEAR AND NEW VINTAGES ARRIVING

posted on 12 January 2020

RINE’ GAINS A SCREW CAP

This coming March, the new 2018 vintage of Riné, its second vintage as a certified organic wine, will debut on the market under a screw cap for the first time, and so we want to talk a bit about this type of closure. We have been using this closure for some years now for Rosanoire, and since last year for our latest-born Valtènesi Chiaretto. We have found the results positive in terms of cellarability, soundness, and crispness, in particular over the medium- and long-term; our customers, often tired of opening wines that were tainted, have expressed full satisfaction.

Harvest 2019

posted on 18 November 2019
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Autumn has FINALLY arrived. The long and hot Summer 2019, which lasted till October, is now behind us.  Now, the weather is inviting us to stay a bit in the house (or in the cellar) and is helping us to think straight…. That past season was, here in our area, one of the strangest and most complicated within recent memory. We found ourselves having to face conditions that were simultaneously both extreme and contradictory. The cold and rains during flowering caused a reduction in the potential crop, and two hailstorms in June and early August caused even worse damage, since they actually halved the crop.

Cantrina, a 20-year-old taste

posted on 13 June 2019
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This coming March, the new 2018 vintage of Riné, its second vintage as a certified organic wine, will debut on the market under a screw cap for the first time, and so we want to talk a bit about this type of closure. We have been using this closure for some years now for Rosanoire, and since last year for our latest-born Valtènesi Chiaretto. We have found the results positive in terms of cellarability, soundness, and crispness, in particular over the medium- and long-term; our customers, often tired of opening wines that were tainted, have expressed full satisfaction.
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