Category: Wine

Something Old And Something New, And It's Orange Wine

Something Old And Something New, And It's Orange Wine

September 27, 2020

Orange wine has been rising steadily in popularity during the last years. It might still be considered by some as a trend only but for most wine lovers it is a winemaking method that has returned to stay. Why is it called orange wine and what does it mean? Does it have anything to do with Holland and their national color? Perhaps it is the Dutch national wine? Does it have anything to do with oranges? Is it a fruit wine? Well, it is a clear no to all of these questions. Let us dig a bit deeper into the… read more
3 Reasons To Drink Wine For Better Health

3 Reasons To Drink Wine For Better Health

September 17, 2020

Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay   Many wine lovers consider it a social drink, irrespective of whether they take it periodically or once every day. And rightfully so, wine complements almost every meal or occasion very well. However, not many people know the immense health benefits of wine, apart from the fact that it’s good for the heart. Research has shown that wine, red wine specifically, provides different health advantages. You don't need any particular reasons to down one more glass of your favorite wine, but this knowledge can be very useful. Therefore, continue reading to learn three research-backed… 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
Art as a Catalyst for Environmental Change

Art as a Catalyst for Environmental Change

February 28, 2020

When the world is in constant turmoil in the latest years with hurricanes, earthquakes, bushfires, and now, last but not least, the Coronavirus, you start realizing something needs to change. There is a need for change not only in climate but in mentality. After decades of increased traveling all over the world, overuse of the resources of the globe, a daily rhythm that gets faster and faster, perhaps it is time to slow down. Can this constant search for ‘the grass that is greener on the other side’ continue? In a recent article, Andrew Jefford stressed how even people in… read more
The Wonderful World of Wine Clubs

The Wonderful World of Wine Clubs

January 23, 2020

Wine clubs are still a very popular occurrence, it is a way for wine club members to enjoy and experience new wines in the comfort of their homes. Wineries often have wine clubs too that are a bit different because there a wine club membership gives exclusive discounts or access to particular vintages, and similar. Let us discover more about the wonderful world of wine clubs. About the Wine Market... There has been a lot of talk about wine tariffs, basically, 2019 ended with a fear of the US implementing 100% tariffs on certain European goods, among which cheese and… read more
Harvest 2019 - A Promising Year for Sangiovese at Montemaggio

Harvest 2019 - A Promising Year for Sangiovese at Montemaggio

November 2, 2019

Another year and another harvest have come to an end at Fattoria di Montemaggio. As usual, it has been a busy period starting with the Chardonnay in early September and then step-by-step picking the different grapes to end with the Sangiovese and the Pugnitello. How was this year’s harvest in the Chianti Classico region? Will it be a good vintage? Let us find out what has been said about this year’s harvest overall in Tuscany and, more specifically, at Fattoria di Montemaggio. A ‘stellar’ year according to the Consortium of Chianti Classico In the 2019 harvest report, the Consortium of… read more
The Destiny of a New Oak Barrel

The Destiny of a New Oak Barrel

October 1, 2019

Historically oak barrels were used for the transportation of wine. Aging of wine in barrique, tonneaux, or big cask is a later phenomenon. Today, there is an art in using oak barrels for the aging of wine. Different styles of wine require different types and or/the combination of different oak barrels, large or small. But is the use of barrique and other types of barrels dependent upon wine styles and trends or rather on the financial capacity of wineries? Can it even be assumed that the power of decision lies in the hands of the accountants running the numbers with… read more
Viticulture and the Impact of Climate Change

Viticulture and the Impact of Climate Change

August 18, 2019

Climate change is on everyone’s lips right now. Every day we can read or hear in the news how the climate conditions globally are changing and degenerating rapidly. All over the world, we need to work together and focus the resources on finding viable solutions. The work of the G20 group will indeed be very important for future measures regarding climate change. All the leading nations need to start doing their part. In this article, we will first take a step back in history to then continue to look closer at the effects of climate change on viticulture. A Step… read more