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Riné

posted on 21 December 2021
Dear Customers and Winelovers, We’d like to talk to you a bit about our Riné. Although it has changed over the years, we conceived Cantrina’s white wine--our distinctive blend of Riesling and Chardonnay, and a bit of other white varieties we grow here in our estate vineyards--as one that would evolve and mature with cellaring, offering its best even many years after bottling. We noticed, though, in the few years, that we were often forced to sell Riné too soon, and thus offering our customers a wine that was still inexpressive and therefore not fully appreciated for what it really was. Thus our decision to fully recognise the unique merits of this unusual wine by postponing the release of Riné 2020 at least until autumn 2022. As you well know, ours is a very limited production, fruit of a meticulous quality-selection of grapes grown in 8 hectares of organically-cultivated vineyards. Further, we have now had three successive growing years of below-average crops, a challenge that has constrained us to reduce the number of bottles or made it difficult to even produce some of our wines at all. We define ourselves as artisanal winegrowers, which means striving to pay close attention to every single detail in order to follow the most natural path possible in achieving our particular idea of the wine that we bottle and offer to our wine-loving customers. One “detail” that is fundamental for us, throughout the winemaking process, is the selection of the right time. There is a right time for harvesting, a right time for fermenting, for racking, for maturing the wine, for bottling, and, finally, for the right time-length for its ageing in the bottle before the right time arrive to fully enjoy the fruit of such lengthy efforts. Believe us, this decision has cost us a great effort, both logistical and, of course, financial, and it pains us to have to leave some customers wine-less for some months, but we are convinced that our choice will come to be appreciated over time as an act of rigorous winemaking and of respect for all the fans of this superb wine. Thank you, Cristina and Diego

Profumi di Mosto 2020

posted on 25 August 2020
Profumi di Mosto
We are joining the Profumi di Mosto 2020 edition on October, 11th. Cantrina's wines will be matched with Pietro Freddi's special pizzas, which will be prepared on the spot from his Pizza-Van. This edition will be a bridge between the just-ended summertime and 2021 events. Profumi di Mosto will also host twenty wineries, where rose wines and Valtènesi red wines will be protagonists.

I migliori 100 vini rosa d’Italia

posted on 20 July 2020
Guida Slow Wine
The Slow Food Guide 2020 I migliori 100 vini rosa d'Italia" is out.

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.
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