New Valtènesi DOC and Groppello

posted on 9 August 2014
1 September marks the official release of our first vintage of Valtènesi DOC, 2013. In point of fact, Cantrina’s Valtènesi is not a new product, since it simply takes the place of Groppello, with the same 100% of that variety and the same label design (in which the term Valtènesi replaces the name of the Groppello grape), but the change gives increased importance to the name of the growing area in which we live and produce our wines. It will just take a bit of time to get used to the new name and to communicate the message about the growing area, before that of the grape variety. Turning to the specifics of the wine, our Valtenèsi 2013 spent an additional 3 months in the vat before bottling, compared to previous vintages of Groppello, allowing us to produce a more complete and distinctive wine, one that will stand out better for its elegance and refined spice. Those who are interested in the production code for the Valtènesi DOC can click on this link.

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…

In Nuremburg with K&U Hausmesse 2014 – Wein radikal anders

posted on 27 November 2014
Gorgeous, wonderful tasting organised by K&U, by Martin Kossler, Dunja Ulbricht and their team. They’re a modest-sized importer in Nuremburg, very special persons, all of them, and they simply exude that spirit, in their remarkably-warm hospitality and generosity, and in every perfect organizational detail of this event that runs for two days every year.
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