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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

20th Cantrina's anniversary

posted on 19 February 2019
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Here we are again with our newsletter to start out the year, and as you’ve already noticed, it arrived a bit later than usual, since we decided to let Befana fly unannounced this year… But 2019 will be, in fact, a memorable one for us.
For it was in “long-ago” 1999, amidst countless apprehensions, much enthusiasm, and just a pinch of bravado, that we decided to launch “Project Cantrina”. It represented above all the long-time dream of founder Dario Dattoli, who since the early 1990s dedicated himself to producing just handful of bottles—but made with meticulous care!—for his own enjoyment in his numerous restaurants.

End of harvest 2018

posted on 27 November 2018
Greetings! The feast day of San Martino, on 11 November, was once considered by farmers the real beginning of the new year, since that day officially concluded the growing season, a year filled with hard work, bitter disappointments or huge satisfaction. It also marked the start of the new one, now filled with hopes, worries, and great projects for the future.

Spring 2018 in the vineyard

posted on 16 May 2018
…and here it is already May… The vineyards this spring went through budbreak right on schedule, or nearly, but the weather in April, which was warm and sunny, advanced vine development, slightly earlier than in past seasons. The shoots are pushing out rapidly now and with a consistency we rarely see, so we are marching with giant steps to that magical, fragrant moment of the flowering of our future clusters.
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