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.

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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