- Published on Monday, 26 August 2013 19:42
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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
- Published on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 19:24
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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.
- Published on Monday, 24 September 2012 18:56
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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...
- Published on Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:30
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Harvest, Winemaking and Refining 2011
The seasonal pattern of Harvest 2011 was characterized by a mild and rainy spring, also for the first part of summer a high rainfall was confirmed with below average temperatures.
These conditions encouraged in our area an aerly budding and flowering with a modest spread of fungal attacks and diseases on the vine.
The vegetative processes and maturation were regular until the first ten days of August, when a significant rise of temperatures, with low temperature range between day and night, and a long period of drought, have promoted and accelerated the process of sugars accumulation in the grapes causing in some cases a state of mild water stress in plants too.
In the first ten days of September, the temperature range between day and night increased with persistence of hot and dry days, we had rainfall only in recent days after over a month of warm and sunny weather.
The monitoring of the maturation curves on the grapes has detected a substantial advance of maturity of over 10 days compared to the latest harvests.
The grapes were perfectly healthy and intact, it was noticed some phenomenon of excessive sugar concentration, slight withering, in areas where the vines and the grapes have had some drought problems.
Regarding the quality of the contributions is confirmed an optimum condition with significant peaks of excellence, while for the amount we notice a slight decrease.
Grapes with an average sugar content exceeding 20, perfectly healthy and intact, with good phenolic maturity.
At the moment of racking red wines denote a significant presence of perfume, good alcohol content with great polyphenolic set with a satisfactory content of coloring substance, rich in extract, all confirming the achievement of high quality wines for the 2011 harvest with great tips excellence .
The quality of the products turned into wine is enhanced not only by the excellent grapes, but also by winemaking technologies, at the Cantina di Ponte a Chiani cleaning of white mosto before fermentation is winning and takes place at temperatures strictly controlled.
Regarding the red vinification we can confirm the selective validity of Metodo Ganimede, combined with the control of temperatures.
For this harvest , in our opinion , especially for the first period of vinification, it is a result of fundamental importance to be able to apply technologies that allow to cool and check the temperature of grapes, of "pigiati" and "mosti" from the beginning of fermentation, factors perfectly and rigorously applied in Cantina dei Vini Tipici dell'Aretino that has over four kilometers of refrigeration canals applied to winemakers as well as more than 80 meters of tube heat exchangers in coiled tubing (80 diameter), all served by more than 800,000 refrigeration units now available.
The wines have completed naturally the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation and they were used one part to the maturation in oak aging, one part in stainless steel with lees stirring operations in synergy to the practice of micro-oxygenation and the last part in the aging in concrete with natural micro-oxygenation.
Thanks to all processes products of high quality have been obtained with significant peaks of excellence.