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Showroom Hours

Lun-Ven 9:00AM - 01:00PM / 02:00PM - 07:00PM
Sab 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Sundays by appointment only

China, Is over the free ride?

The 2013 will be remembered like the middle year between the rampant China in the early 2000s and the reflective China ahead of us over the coming decades? Maybe is early to say it, but there is an important fact: the importation for the first time in thirteen years have stopped, rather have come back. If this thing doesn't worry for the volume, because the high loss is done in bulk wine (-30%), on the value otherwise some consideration should be made. The total have stopped the run at 1,6 thousand milion dollar, that is the 2% less in 2012. Th bulk wine do -25%, but we have a values really meager, while that which raises some concern is the bottle, practically nailed on the values of the past year: € 1.4 billion, up 0.5% poor.
This was the performance of a mature market such as the UK or Germany, we could even rejoice, as well as in the period of recession. But here we are talking about the market in which all (except for rare exceptions) look with hope, what we had become accustomed to double-digit increase.
On what might have happened we can make some assumptions . Surely it is time that a certain fatigue in the market had been recorded : still wine warehouses of importers, and we're not talking about some container . Importers and improvised failed. Then the austerity measures imposed by the new president , who is making a clean sweep of luxurious habits of the public administration , which is not really a detail if you count that between the army and officials we can put together a country in the country. It is no coincidence that the biggest blow to have taken the French, whose -10% on the invoiced knows of Waterloo in these parts. Other countries instead they're doing much better, some also grow well, such as Chile and Spain, which have in common the lowest price for category bottle. These days, a factor that helps a lot. For Italy , the export is double-sided : a stability in terms of volume is making good progress with the counterpart values (+15%) , with the average price above $ 4.50 per liter (+14 % ) . We remain fifth in the overall rankings , behind Spain and Chile , in a trio that moves in the range of $ 90 million in value.

But where the Chinese market is experiencing a new gold vein seems to be the sparkling wine. Of course, the values are still amateur market (less than U.S. $ 70 million), but still is a sector in which Italy is coming on well, thanks to the appeal of products such as Prosecco, which have to arrive breathless and mass so far. In the graph, the growth of the main supplying countries in value, with the sharp decline in France (-10% in 2013), and progression sprinter from Italy, which has doubled the supplies within 12 months ($ 14 million , 3.8 million liters).

[Source: elaborazioni Corriere Vinicolo su dati Dogane cinesi]

11th China (Beijing) International Wine Expo

The 11th China (Beijing) International Wine Expo is over and we are fully satisfied. We thank those who participated in allowing us to reach more than 900 visitors at the stand. The distribution of gadgets to support our high-quality products have made it very attractive the stand and visitors are been fully satisfied. A big thank you to the committee show that he worked to organize this event profitable. We want also thank the interpreters and the sales assistant who composed the staff of Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell'Aretino for the three days of the show and who, thanks to their help we were able to meet the various demands of the visitors. You can see the photos related to the fair ...


Hong Kong, Gateway to China

When you look at the wine market in Hong Kong are to consider two elements: the first concerns the growth forecasts for this special region of China, discussing an increase in volume sales of 11 % per years between now and 2017 ; the second relates that over 40 % of the wine in the input is re-exported to China and to the other special region of China in Macau. It goes without saying that Hong Kong (7 million) should be considered as one of the step required for people who want come in Far East. In this real port, strategic hub for international competitions where , in 2008 , through the abolition of duties on wine imports have almost tripled to more than a billion dollars in 2012, Italy is well-placed in the top ten supplying countries . It is certainly not in a position to undermine the leadership French (who has more than 50 % of the shares ), but navigating around the fifth position with a share of 3 per cent in value . And the trend is positive, according to Istat , Italy has exported wine in Hong Kong for three million liters in 2011 to 22.4 million euro (compared to 15.5 million in 2010). In 2012 , exports of Italy rose by touching the 3.3 million liters to 25.3 million euro . Finally, considering the period January- July 2013, came to Hong Kong 1.9 million liters , to EUR 14.6 million (+1 % on the same period 2012).
" Even though this is a relatively small market , its inhabitants are very well disposed towards the West and those Italian wines , in particular ," says Gianluca Mirante , Italian director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council , Hong Kong has become one of the places at the auction of the most important in the world , surpassing progressively London and New York (note: sales of $ 37 million in 2012 )
Here the wine is considered an asset in which to invest . Suffice it to say that more and more often the case that the wealthy Chinese who win big batches of wine at auctions prefer to open the wine cellar in Hong Kong rather than bringing the product in China, where the duty on wine has not yet been cleared, despite the the free trade agreements signed with Beijing. "the 18% of the so-called fine wine from around the world is owned by collectors in Hong Kong (although only 20% is stored here , the rest is located in London and in Europe). Source: "Tre Bicchieri 1 - 7 Novembre 2013"

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Exibition

We thank all visitors who attended the Wine & Spirits Exhibition in Hong Kong.
The interest and appreciation about the products tasted confirmed the work developed over the years by all Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell'Aretino staff. Our collection and our special communication developed for the exhibition has attracted the attention of the public and in the three days of the event over a thousand visitors massed to our booth, decreeing a great success.
We look forward to seeing you again!

A particular thanks goes to the organizers of Vinitaly International, which, thanks to their careful supervision have ensured a fruitful assistance to exhibitors for the duration of the event.

Here are some pictures of the event ...


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".