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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.

We miss you

posted on 24 April 2020
Azienda Agricola Cantrina
Spring has arrived in Cantrina and we are enjoying the awakening of nature in a strange and silent environment. Nature is not stopping but some of our activities are and we are working in the vineyard and in the cellar to prepare a bright coming back, as soon it will be sensible and possible. Italy is facing COVID-19 emergency and the whole country is locked down, but essential services, production and logistics are ensured. Gradually every country is implementing necessary measures and we hope you are coping with them without trouble. We want to tell you that we are fine and we are sure we will manage and overcome the emergency. We feel lucky to have the opportunity to spend the quarantine in such a wonderful place as Cantrina and we want to share it with you through some pictures, waiting for the time when it will be again possible to welcome you here and give you a hug.

Riné gains a screw cap

posted on 13 January 2020
Cantrina - Riné tappo a vite
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
Vendemmia Cantrina 2019
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.
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