Category: Wine

Top Wine Vintages in Chianti Classico in Tuscany

Top Wine Vintages in Chianti Classico in Tuscany

October 8, 2021

Wine is all about vintages, that is that every vintage differs from the next and gives rise to unique wines. When we say that every vintage is different, we more specifically refer to the weather conditions during the vines' vegetative year. This influences a wine’s aromas, flavors, and quality which is referred to as “vintage variation”. The weather also has a considerable impact on the harvest and the yield. There are some vintages that turn out much better than others and result in compelling and sensational wines. We will look into some vintages that Ilaria, our Estate Manager, considers to… read more
Does Wine Contain Gluten?

Does Wine Contain Gluten?

September 10, 2021

Gluten is a severe problem for many who are allergic, intolerant or struggle with celiac disease. But can wine contain gluten? Is wine gluten-free? Or, does wine pose a risk for people who suffer from gluten intolerance? In the recent article The Truth About Gluten-Free Wine in The Drop, the online magazine of Pix Wine, Felicity Carter delves deeper into the issue of whether gluten in wine exists and whether it can be a problem. This was as a way to bring clarity to what it means when wine producers declare their wines as “gluten-free”. What is Gluten? The Celiac… read more
How Bees Can Contribute to Amazing Biodiversity in the Vineyard

How Bees Can Contribute to Amazing Biodiversity in the Vineyard

August 3, 2021

There is a buzz in the vineyard figuratively as well as literally at Fattoria di Montemaggio. Well, not in the vineyard only but all over the estate. We have recently become beekeepers by setting up a beehive. This is not only making wonders for biodiversity and the ecosystem but we also hope to soon be able to produce honey to share with you all. But how and why are bees so important for the ecosystem at large? Let us dig a bit deeper into the fascinating world of bees. What is the Role of Bees? The keeping of honeybees promotes… read more
The New Face of Chianti Classico Collection 2021

The New Face of Chianti Classico Collection 2021

June 27, 2021

The Chianti Classico Collection 2021 event turned into a Chianti Classico Connection just as the consortium underlined. In line with the Covid-19 restrictions, the consortium had this year modified the yearly preview event to be able to organize it despite the restrictions still in vigor. This gave rise to some interesting new initiatives that surely could be an idea to integrate also when the pandemic will blow away. Fattoria di Montemaggio was present with their newly released Chianti Classico vintages, of course. Chianti Classico Annata 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva 2014 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013 Chianti Classico Connection - A… read more
The Family of Sparkling wine

The Family of Sparkling wine

February 10, 2021

Sparkling Wines & Winemaking Sparkling wines or vino spumante are getting more and more attention such as Prosecco, Franciacorta, Trento doc, Champagne, and so on and so forth. Wine lovers from all over the world seem to have a sort of special attention for sparkling wines and it is also true that especially novices have difficulty in understanding the vast and complicated world of sparkling wines. Defining sparkling wines Sparkling wines are defined as those kinds of wine in which there is a quantity of dissolved carbon dioxide. This carbon dioxide generates an internal pressure inside the bottle of 3.5… read more
6 Tips to Buy Organic Wines Online

6 Tips to Buy Organic Wines Online

January 27, 2021

Buying Organic Wines Online More and more people in Italy and in general in the world rely on e-commerce for the purchase of wine. Especially in 2020 we noticed an exponential increase of online sales, in particular in the wine field. Moreover consumers are more and more aware of the benefits of buying (even online) organic products and in particular Organic wines.   2020: Digital Transformation Of course this phenomenon is strictly connected to the current global situation. But in general it seems that, because of this sort of unexpected digital transformation of the world, we simply just accelerated a… read more
Practical Guide to Learn How to Read an Italian Wine Label

Practical Guide to Learn How to Read an Italian Wine Label

January 22, 2021

Tips to Read an Italian Wine Label It has happened to all of us, at least once, to find ourselves in the situation of having to choose a bottle of wine for a dinner at a friend's house. And for many of us, it can be very difficult to approach the labels of a bottle of wine. Therefore we usually decide to rely on a salesman from the wine store or the one from the supermarket who starts giving us explanations that are incomprehensible to our ears. We often risk buying a product of which we do not know the… read more
The Return of the Picnic as the Ultimate Experience

The Return of the Picnic as the Ultimate Experience

August 28, 2020

Summer is the time for picnics and to enjoy the outdoor landscape in good company and with snackable food. This year, in this period of social distancing outdoor eating, it has become even more of a trend, even for restaurants and wineries. Here at Fattoria di Montemaggio, we also offer light lunch/picnics as one of the ways for our guests to enjoy their visit to our estate. Check out our other tours here. Did you know, though, that picnics originally was an indoor concept? Let’s dive in to learn more about picnics… The Picnic Was Born in France Like many… read more
A Brilliant Article about Fattoria di Montemaggio By Sparkling Life

A Brilliant Article about Fattoria di Montemaggio By Sparkling Life

August 12, 2020

We always feel humbled and happy when people appreciate and understand our philosophy and the work that we are carrying out at the Fattoria di Montemaggio estate day by day. Support is of the essence but it is also important to give back. Therefore, we want to thank Irina Mihailenko for her awesome article on her blog Sparkling Life and reshare it with you here with her permission. Irina, we are thrilled about your article. Read on… The translated version of Irina's article - "Fattoria di Montemaggio" - in Sparkling Life I visited Fattoria di Montemaggio for the first time… read more
A Quick Guide To Awesome Sweet Wines

A Quick Guide To Awesome Sweet Wines

July 2, 2020

Most of us probably have somewhat of a sweet tooth. At least every now and then we might like something sweet after dinner. It does not only have to relate to food but it can also be a glass of nice dessert or meditation wine. You might say that sweet wines are not your cup of tea, that you prefer them dry. Quality sweet wines do often not have that sweet of a taste, though. There are also different kinds of sweet wines. Let us dive a bit deeper into the world of sweet wines. Then, we will also talk… read more