Harvest 2013

The climate in 2013 was characterized by abundant winter and spring rainfall that have influenced the growth of buds and blooms.
The ripening process began with about 15 days later than the last harvests; delay of 15 days on the maturation confirmed by the maturation curves verified on the vineyard pilot from August 16 until today.
The weather of the last 3 weeks of September was crucial with strong temperature ranges : day + 28/30 ∞ C - Night + 6/8 ∞ C , with stable sunny climate and with 10/12 hours of natural daylight.

 

All this is implementing the reduction until the cancellation of the vegetative delay and ripening on plants, therefore , we can claim to have reached the technological maturation.

 

We have started the collection, harvest 2013, for one week, the grapes are healthy and of good quality , with peaks of excellence. The fermentations with Metodo Ganimede have started and are evolving with perfect regularity . All this let us predict to have a good harvest especially if the climate will continue to be stable and sunny.

 

Regarding the amount it is expected a little increase compared to Harvest 2012; now we have collected 1,350 tons with average sugar content of 19 ∞ Babo on 6,000 tons planned for harvest 2013, 60% of the collected product has reached the maximum assessment "Premium".

 

3rd Guizhou International Alcoholic Beverage Expo

We renewed the appointment at the fair in Guiyang "The 3rd Alcoholic Beverage Expo 2013," and, like last year, the winery was very satisfied of this event.
I would like to underline the exponential growth of visitors who, in one year, it is at least tripled. Even Italian exhibitors have strongly increased, from just 12 companies last year to 120 and more this year.
La Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell'Aretino thanks all visitors and traders who attended the fair and visited our stand. A special thanks goes out to all the event organizers for their efforts in the event.
It will be reasone of pride for the winery to attend the expo again next year.
We propose the pictures related to the event ...

Weinwirtschaft Award 2013

Reason of pride for Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell'Aretino for the third year in a row (2011, 2012, 2013) the cooperative Weinwirtschaft award.

The German magazine "Weinwirtschaft of the Meininger Group, crowns for the third consecutive year, La Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell'Aretino Ponte a Chiani (Arezzo), among the best Italian cooperatives. "It's not a surprise to the authoritative German magazine, because already in 2011 it includes La Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell'Aretino in the Cup of Italian Cooperatives. It's a real satisfaction for all our territory be recognized in Germany and I congratulate especially with the company for their committment, dedication and professionalism. 

La Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell'Aretino is now a wonderful reality in the national and international wine production."
Andrea Cutini, Councillor of Agriculture of the Province of Arezzo

Anti-dumping investigation on European wines by the Chinese government

As well known , on 6 September 2012, the European Union started the anti-dumping process regarding the import of photovoltaic panels from China. The reaction of the Republic of China was immediate, it has officially opened an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation towards the European wine, even if Beijing government has never wanted to connect this procedure with the story of taxes on photovoltaic panels.
Eight of the main associations of wine production (including Fedagri - Confcooperative ) with a unitary letter asked the Italian Government and the competent Ministers a greater commitment and a support to face legal fees in this case.
Bruxelles in confrontation between the EU Commission and the Delegation of the Chinese government in the last days closed the case against photovoltaic panels, finding a deal, which seems to have avoided the increase of custom duties.
It seems that this solution, at least for the moment, has not convinced the Chinese authorities to reconsider their position towards the European wine and therefore the dispute is still opened, that involves a very complex and expensive process from the economic point of view, which will be difficult to meet by the selected companies.
La Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell'Aretino got updated immediately regarding this issue, filling the two forms required to be registered in a sort of exporters list so that they can avoid this antidumping process.
If Chinese authorities chose our winery as a sample to be investigated on, to verify possible dumping action on European side, Beijing would acknowledge to our cooperative, regularly registered in the exporters list, the status of "cooperating", applying lower duties than those which would applied to other " uncooperative" companies.

2nd Guizhou International Alcoholic Beverage Expo

The 2nd Alcoholic Beverage Expo 2012 has come to an end and La cantia dei Vini Tipici dell'Aretino thanks to all participants and exhibitors to visit our stand.
Although it has been our first fair in China, it was a wonderful experience crowned with great success.
An event still in process of growth that does not boast elevated volumes of visitors as in more important fairs but, in our opinion, it may became in the next few years a good springboard of the products of our winery.
Here you are some pictures of the event...

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