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Chianti Classicos' Revolution: UGA

Chianti Classicos' Revolution: UGA

July 16, 2021

At the Fattoria Montemaggio, we have often talked in our blog about the Chianti Classico area and obviously about the Chianti Classico Consortium, explaining its origin, its function, and talking specifically about the various sub-zones within this area.We tried to explain how important it is to emphasize the typicality of each area, and how each product was unique because of the peculiarities of the various "terroirs" of all these sub-areas.This is why we are so happy to inform you that several changes have taken place within the Chianti Classico disciplinary. A new law was voted and approved, which will protect… read more
The Perfect wine glasses

The Perfect wine glasses

July 11, 2021

It is now well known that for many kind of wines it is required to use different types of  wine glasses. Therefore we have different glasses designed in order to allow the drinker to appreciate the whole range of flavors and aromas. Studies show that the shape of a wine glass can have an important effect on the nose and on the finish of wine. Wine's aroma is significant during the tasting. The various aromatic components perceived by nose, give you a clue about what will also be the perceived taste of the wine you were served even before tasting… read more
Cover Crops: all the secret revealed

Cover Crops: all the secret revealed

June 23, 2021

One of the methods that certainly distinguishes an organic-biological approach from the traditional one is the use of expedients and compounds one hundred percent natural to fertilize the soil. The cover crops, sometimes also called green manure, is certainly a highly proven method to rely on in order to fertilize the soil. But let's first of all understand what it is, what it entails and certainly when it is the best way to use this agricultural "expedient" in our vineyards. What is green manure? Green manure or cover crop is nothing more than a technique that is used to fertilize… read more
Biodiversity vs. Our Vineyards

Biodiversity vs. Our Vineyards

June 16, 2021

Biodiversity is a term we hear a lot lately, but it is probably necessary to clarify what is meant by biodiversity and, above all, why this biodiversity is so fundamental for the vineyard and, in general, for the ecosystem of a winery. It is therefore necessary to understand the relationship between ecosystem and choices from the point of view of viticultural approach. These two elements we have just mentioned certainly have very strong points of conjunction. Moreover there is also a direct relation with what will be the quality of our final product: wine. Every single choice made in terms… read more
Once upon a time - The Etruscans

Once upon a time - The Etruscans

June 11, 2021

Have you ever wondered who the first wine-growing peoples in Italy were? Well, in this article we will try to understand how the vine first spread in our areas and how later a particular population made wine production one of its main businesses.   New studies about our Past  Recent studies show that the vine first spread to Thrace (although it most likely came directly from Armenia) and then, thanks to the Phoenicians, great explorers and navigators, it spread to Greece and Italy. Obviously, the Greeks initially established vine cultivation in the south of the peninsula in what was known… read more
Locus, loci... Terroir

Locus, loci... Terroir

June 2, 2021

Locus, loci... Terroir Ever since Roman times, an attempt has been made to frame and define at a terminological level all those areas in which there was a strong aptitude for the cultivation of vineyards. The Romans simply called it LOCUS. Literally translated this term simply means place, but in fact this Latin term was used indicate an area that gave a particular character to the wines produced there. In modern times, however, we have begun to use a French term, perhaps a little highfalutin, but which represents this concept well: Terroir. Often translated as - Territory - in reality… read more
How Regenerative Agriculture is the New Buzz Term in Viticulture

How Regenerative Agriculture is the New Buzz Term in Viticulture

March 31, 2021

We have been talking about conventional, organic, and biodynamic viticulture and winemaking in the past, but what about regenerative agriculture? The new trend emerging in viticulture seems to be talking precisely about regenerative agriculture. In the Italian wine world, it is a concept or ‘buzzword’ that is not that much mentioned yet. So, what is regenerative agriculture? We will soon delve deeper into that but first, we will do a quick historical overview. Agriculture and its Effect on the Soil in a Historical Context Historically, there is nothing new about how to get the most out of the soil in… read more
"Un San Valentino vinoso con Montemaggio"

"Un San Valentino vinoso con Montemaggio"

January 19, 2015

Per il prossimo San Valentino l'azienda Montemaggio, che si trova nel cuore della Toscana in particolare nella meravigliosa zona del Chianti Classico, propone tre input legati al vino: Creare un'etichetta personalizzata per l'amata/o con la frase più romantica e l'immagine che più rappresenta la storia d'amore. Un modo originale per brindare con un'indimenticabile bottiglia. Quinta Essentia di Montemaggio IGT 2009 Questo vino è nato per festeggiare il compleanno del marito della proprietaria dell'azienda, dunque è un'etichetta pensata e creata come regalo all'innamarato e quindi è un vino pieno d'amore. Composto da 40% Sangiovese e 60% Merlot (Torre), il Quinta Essentia è… read more