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2021 A VINTAGE TO BE REMEBERED

Harvest 2021, a vintage to be remembered for quality and sustainability

We are at the last stages of provision of the grapes by the Associated Winegrowers to the Cantina dei Vini Tipico dell'Aretino and now we can draw up the first consideration about this 2021 harvest.

The vinification operations began at the end of August with the harvest of early ripening white grapes such as Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Manzoni 6013 Cross; and later, about on 7/8th of September, followed the white Grechetto and Vermentino.

On September 13th, we started with early ripening red grapes such as Merlot, followed by Ancellotta. From the 20th, we continued with Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, as well as the last Trebbiano (white grape). Between the end of September and the beginning of October, we will complete the harvest, with the last batches of Cabernet.

The total quantity produced is just over half compared to a full normal vintage, this is due to the spring frosts (even 10 degrees below zero - 7/8 April 2021) followed by the summer drought that hit our territories. We will totally vinify, for 2021, about just under 4,000 tons of grapes, with an average BABO sugar content value of more than 20.

The quality of the grapes is very good, with peaks of real excellence.

At the time of delivery all the product was immediately checked with the modern Foss Wine Scan Flex equipment, which measures: acid and gray rot, state of integrity and fermentation of the grapes, among other parameters, as well as possible fermentation anomalies. Currently over a thousand checks have been carried out on all incoming trolleys, with extremely satisfactory results. This confirms the excellent work done in the vineyard by our Agronomist Consultant in harmony with our expert vine growers.

The vinification operations are proceeding regularly, to the great satisfaction of our expert winemakers who work under the watchful and capable eye of our oenologists.

Both fermentations are proceeding at their best: the virgin fermentations for the whites and the maceration in the reds. The first rackings offer us extremely interesting wines, with adequate aromas and rich sets of anthocyanins and polyphenols and with a high extraction content. Naturally developed alcohol is well above 13 degrees.

All fermentation processes have evolved on a regular way, thanks to the health of the grapes, as well as the Ganimede winemaking method combined with temperature control (that we have adopting for over twenty years); all this for both conventional and organic production which represents about 20% of total production.

It is interesting to note that over 70% of the energy entirely used during the year by our cooperative is self-produced with a photovoltaic system, located above the roofs of the structure.

The maceration and vinification operations will continue for about ten days, but in our opinion the quality of the 2021 harvest will be very good, with several peaks of true excellence, a vintage to be remembered.

VINITALY SPECIAL EDITION 2021

Chianti Bio dè Vasari at Vinitaly Special Edition

One of our special wines will be at Vinitaly Bio Special Edition from 17 to 19 October in Verona.

www.vinitaly.com

You can taste our Chianti Bio Dè Vasari at the BIOLS wine tasting desk Hall 6 E8.

As we will not be at the Wine Desk with our staff, for information contact: export@vinitipiciar.it

HARVEST 2021

Ready for this 2021 harvest

After a long year of work and continuos commitment, during which we faced both some moments of unexpected cold and periods of drought, we are now facing this harvest with great enthusiasm.

During these last days our members have begun to bring some early varieties to the cellar and the grapes are definetily of good quality, even if not in large quantity. But we are still at an early stage and the sums will be drawn in a few weeks.

Thanks to the intervention of the winery management, assisted by the agronomic team, our members have been able to take care of the vineyard, as required by this 2021 in termes of time and means.

When we say that “unity is strength”, this moment is expressing exactly this way of saying. "Constructive confrontation and experience, in particular vintages like this one, make the difference and, above all, allow the winemakers and the winery to rise to the challenges," says Massimo Peruzzi, President of the Cooperative.

Probably this will be a longer harvest, during which the progression of the harvest and the decision of the areas from which to start will become strategic elements for achieving the total quality of the wines.

The technology used in the cellar (Ganimede method as first, together with temperature control and selection) can only help the production of great wines. “We have always aimed at harvesting beautiful and healthy grapes, which are the basis of all our products. We want to preserve the typicality, and guarantee, at the same time, wholesomeness and sustainability for every wine that leaves the cellar”, says the oenologist Gianni Iseppi.

The fact of being a well-established group, which has been working together for years and above all which is proudly committed to the management of the vineyards, in years with a few hitches, is immediately noticeable. We see it every day. We all love our work and we are convinced that the Arezzo area has great potential.

There are new generations who come in the group every year, alongside the old partners. When we see young, passionate faces at meetings, we understand that the work of past years can only be a springboard for the future.

WE ARE LOOKING TO FAR EAST

We are looking to Far East, with our Tuscan style.

We are putting more and more our efforts to develop our presence in China and throughout the East as we are convinced that the strength of 400 vine growers from Arezzo with more then 800 hectares managed and cultivated with great accuracy are important values in this market. Thanks to an agreement through ICE / ITA, our winery has activated a presence in the Alibaba portal for potential foreign customers.

This operation is an agreement between the famous Chinese portal Alibaba.com and ICE / ITA or the Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies, aimed at helping companies in certain sectors to open up to new markets. The tender we participated in, gave the possibility to a limited number of companies to be selected to become part of the Alibaba portal, the famous Chinese shop window, where our winery is accredited as a supplier.

Through this portal we are able to get in touch with buyers from foreign countries (not only Chinese but from all over the world) who contact us through the platform to receive information or buy our wines.

Online portals have become a strategic sales tool and since tradition and innovation go hand in hand within our walls, we decided to open up to this new opportunity.

Another investment aimed at exporting the winery is linked to Wine to Asia China (https://www.vinitaly.com/it/eventi-internazionali/Wine-to-Asia-china/), confirmed in August where we will be present through one of our historical partners who has a branch in China, whic will present a customized product line of total production of the Cantina dei Vini Tipici Aretini and some of our best-selling wines.

Our winery is pushing a lot towards the East, where it has met the taste of the public and the global goal is in any case, to reach foreign markets as much as possible using both classic (fair) and more innovative (online) promotional means.

OUR ORGANIC WINES

Our organic wines, pleasentness, versatility and respect for the environment.

In addition to the millenary enological tradition of our region, to which we have always been inspired in the production of our wines, there are now two organic wines; the result of the grapes of our members who have decided to convert and certify as organic their vineyards

The main grape variety of the two new references is Sangiovese that in Chianti Bio (75%) releases notes of violet and small red fruits, both to the nose and in the mouth, while in the IGT Toscana Terrae Toscanae (60%) gets warmer, with notes of red fruit well balanced by minerality and persistent flavor. Two styles, two equally interesting interpretations, one more traditional, the other more modern.

These are two wines ideal for those who do not give up a good glass of wine but want to buy products that put the respect for the environment as a first value. These are two red wines with great versatility and freshness, extremely pleasant also served a little fresh (12-14 C), especially in summer. Many of our customers, who do not drink white wines, have discovered in our two organic wines, the right choice for the hottest days of this season.

All our producers, however, are very scrupulous in the practices they apply in the vinyards; they are all coordinated by an agronomist who, taking sustainability and precision agriculture into account, monitors all 800 hectares through some agrometeorological control units that indicate whether and when to intervene in the vineyard.

Although not all wines of the Cantina dei Vini Tipici Aretini are certified "Bio", they are the result of the work of winegrower members attentive to the territory that, thanks to an internal system of qualitative selection of grapes, are coordinated and focused only on quality.

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