May 2015

posted on 13 May 2015
Here we go again: cut the weeds, sucker, select and thin the buds, train the shoots on the wires… The season hasn’t even started yet and we’re already behind with our work in the vineyards, and from here until harvest we’ll be running back and forth to keep the vineyards in good condition. The vineyards this year have been pushed by very good weather conditions, and as always, they seem to playing a game with us growers, growing so quickly and messily, almost as if every spring they were showing their impatience with behaving well and staying in their place in the vine-rows. In addition, this year we have to manage an important new groppello vineyard of about 2 hectares, and convert it to organic viticulture to boot, so this demands even more careful attention in every operation in the vineyard, which ends up being a real mountain of work, much more than in past seasons. Luckily, we can rely on a group of fellow workers that is modest in size but very capable and very dedicated, so I think that we will cope pretty well–apart from some “crises” that will surely appear! And now… to work, running, too!

Still in cork, but in the future… who knows?

posted on 25 February 2015
Thank you very much for participating in our survey. All of your opinions were valuable to us, and we would like to report to you what we have decided regarding screwcaps for our Valtènesi (Groppello) and Riné. In spite of the strong preference by sector professionals in favour of screwcaps, we realize that it is still premature for Cantrina to utilise screwcaps for the larger part of our wines.

Cork or Screwcap? That is the question

posted on 11 February 2015
I would like to solicit your opinion regarding use of screwcaps. As a consequence of the positive results with our Rosanoire 2013 and 2014, we are evaluating the possibility of using it on our other wines.

Classe 64 in degustazione

posted on 5 January 2015
Domenica sera (28/12/14) ho partecipato alla degustazione dei Bordeaux, ormai diventata un classico appuntamento di fine anno che Angelo Peretti organizza per solo pochi fortunati amici presso la Taverna Kus di San Zeno di Montagna. Secondo me è il miglior modo per festeggiare la fine di un anno e l’arrivo di quello nuovo. Di scena quest’anno 12 vini dell’annata 1964 (hanno cinquant’anni, avete capito bene) ed è sempre molto esaltante approcciarsi a questi vini e scoprire che spesso il fascino è un’emozione che non conosce età…
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