German taste

posted on 20 November 2016
I’ve just returned from the annual K&U tasting days in Nuremberg; it is always a delight to be there as a wine producer. Martin, Chistopher, Dunia and their entire staff were fantastic, and there was the usual large group of customer-tasters. The most enjoyable part was being able to exchange opinions on wine with producer-friends from France, Austria and Germany, all in a relaxing context of laughter and enjoyment. On the way back, I stopped in Munich to see Claudia and Patrick, long-time customers of mine. Their news is that this year they moved their restaurant, The Spice Bazaar, from Gräfelfing to the centre of Munich, near the Theatre. The new venue is wonderful—spacious and well-furnished, thanks to the artistic tounch of Claudia, who is also chef, with partner David. The theme is Asian, but minimalist, very classy and similar in spirit to northern Europe. The dishes are utterly delicious and well-spiced, and the wine list, designed by Patrick, is very selective. He is quite professional, but even more, he is truly passionate about wine. Those were wonderful days, just like being on a vacation, especially since I had along with me Elena, a dear friend from childhood.The Spice Bazaar“. Belle giornate, è come essere in vacanza soprattutto quando sono accompagnata dalla mia cara amica di infanzia Elena.

Cantrina, a 20-year-old taste

posted on 12 June 2019
Cantrina Ventennale
On 13 May, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our winery with a vertical tasting showcasing the three wines that, from our founding to the present, have become iconic. We selected the vintages of each that are most representative of the evolution of the blends, production methods, and ageing. The years tasted are: - Riné (1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2017) - Nepomuceno (1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2015) - Sole di Dario (1999, 2001, 2006, 2009, 2012)

20th Cantrina's anniversary

posted on 18 February 2019
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.

Sole di Dario awarded among best … 5 Italian wines

posted on 4 October 2018
To our great surprise we got 5 bottiglie as the greatest recognition according to Guida de L’Espresso curators.
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