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A mindful mind and a glass of wine!

A mindful mind and a glass of wine!

July 21, 2016

Wine and mindfulness would seem to belong to totally different worlds, but I think that instead, these two concepts are in some way correlated. Here I will try to explain you the correlation, so bear with me! I will first introduce the concept of mindfulness and then clarify the connection with the wine world. Mindfulness nowadays is a highly used concept. And although you can hear people talking about it almost everywhere, it is not so easy to understand and to put into practice in everyday life. John Zabat-Zinn, a professor of Mindfulness and Medicine Emeritus and creator of the… read more
Organic Farming at Montemaggio

Organic Farming at Montemaggio

July 14, 2016

Montemaggio has been organically certified since 2009, which has been an important step in order to reduce the use of chemicals to a minimum and being able to offer high-quality wines. However, what does it mean for a winery to be organic in its approach and what is the difference between organic and biodynamic farming? Let us take a closer look below at the history behind organic and biodynamic agriculture as well as discussing the organic methods adopted here at Montemaggio. Organic vs. Biodynamic Farming...A Brief History Organic farming The history of organic and biodynamic farming seems to walk very… read more
Our Decanter World Wine Awards winning wines

Our Decanter World Wine Awards winning wines

July 1, 2016

We are happy to announce that our wines got awarded by the Decanter World Wine Awards, the most prestigious wine competition in the world. Below you can see all the details about the winning wines and the awards and points received during the competition. CHIANTI CLASSICO Year: 2011 Points: 92 pt Award: Silver medal See Certificate QUINTA ESSENTIA DI MONTEMAGGIO IGT Year: 2011 Points: 88 pt Award: Bronze medal See Certificate CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA Year: 2010 Points: 83 pt Award: Seal of approval See Certificate TORRE DI MONTEMAGGIO IGT Year: 2012 Points: 84 pt Award: Seal of approval See Certificate… read more
Montemaggio at Radda nel bicchiere 2016

Montemaggio at Radda nel bicchiere 2016

June 9, 2016

Last weekend, on June 4th and 5th, the yearly event Radda nel Bicchiere was held in the center of Radda in Chianti. This wine event is organized by the Proloco in Radda in Chianti and is now in its 21st year. It is a true town festival where the different wine producers of Radda, including Montemaggio, each has their own booths, or tents, along the main street in this small town. People can walk around and taste the different wines at their own pace, while at the same time, they can sit down and rest for a while at any of… read more
Fattoria di Montemaggio is the sponsor of Synergy GT in the Sailing Series®

Fattoria di Montemaggio is the sponsor of Synergy GT in the Sailing Series®

June 7, 2016

This year Fattoria di Montemaggio sponsors the Russian team, Synergy GT, in the Melges 20 Championship of the Sailing Series®, one of the most prestigious sailing events in the world. The Melges 20 Championship of the Sailing Series® consists of several stages that are held in some of the most beautiful holiday villages in Italy: Porto Venere, Porto Ercole, Talamone, Riva del Garda, and Scarlino. Launched officially on April 15th at Porto Venere, one of the most beautiful villages of the Golf of Poets in Liguria, the following stages of the Championship took place in two gorgeous towns of the Argentario area near Grosseto… read more
Understanding the Body of Wine

Understanding the Body of Wine

April 20, 2016

When you think about the body of wine, your mind immediately goes to the bottle in which the wine is carried. However, if you’re rapidly becoming a connoisseur of this heavenly elixir, then you know that the body of wine is not something that can be explained as easily as that. The term body is a very essential part of explaining the characteristics of wine. Generally used to determine the ‘fullness’ of the flavor, the body of a wine is described as the overall feel of it in your mouth. Wine body is characterized into three categories; light body, medium… read more
What Goes into Your Glass of Wine?

What Goes into Your Glass of Wine?

April 15, 2016

The phrase “a thing of beauty is a joy forever” was most certainly meant for a glass of wine. Wine is one of the most beautiful concoctions of natural and chemical ingredients in the world and is one which can transport a drinker through worlds of flavor with just one sip of their favorite Chianti wine. Made from the chemical compounds that give wine a unique taste, the taste can also be very addicting and flavorsome. However, for those who dedicate their life to loving it, wine presents much more than just a complex flavor; it presents a science of… read more
What to Expect from Montemaggio at the Vinitaly Fair 2016

What to Expect from Montemaggio at the Vinitaly Fair 2016

April 4, 2016

Wine itself has been the focus of attention for Italians for many years, so it was obvious that when the idea of Vinitaly was conceived, the Italian world would rejoice in the idea. Born in 1967, the Vinitaly Fair became the event where wine connoisseurs and wine aficionados from all over the world gathered to celebrate their love for a dynamic yet captivating elixir that had taken the world by storm. Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Vinitaly has once again brought great wines from France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Argentina, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and… read more
The Beauty Factor of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Beauty Factor of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

March 30, 2016

You may have heard much about the uses of organic extra virgin olive oil in the kitchen. Along with its versatile uses, organic extra virgin olive oil is very beneficial for a person’s health, rich in nutrients and vitamins that are much needed for a person’s daily diet. However, one factor that is nowgaining momentumis the use of organic extra virgin olive oil as a beauty product. Indeed, with the seemingly countless benefits of olive oil, it was only a matter of time before the world discovered the uses of the full-bodied organic extra virgin olive oil for beauty. The… read more
The Diet Factor of Red Italian Wine

The Diet Factor of Red Italian Wine

March 25, 2016

With a splash of red Chianti wine in your glass, you automatically feel relaxed as the luscious red glistens under the light. With one sip, the smoothness of the wine slides down, spreading your insides with a warmth that one can only get from a much-needed glass at the end of the day. Wine has that effect on people. Full-bodied and aromatic, the right Italian red wine from Montemaggio can do just the job of relaxing you while titillating your senses. However, for those who are more concerned about their weight than their sense of relaxation, one fact can cause… read more