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How to Choose the Best Source for Olive Oil

How to Choose the Best Source for Olive Oil

July 9, 2016

For those of us who love to eat healthy, one ingredient in our daily palette that benefits us most is that of olive oil. Olive oil is truly one of the best cooking oils that nature has rewarded us with. But how do we know which oil is best? Terms like “organic” and “extra virgin” is not something everyone is aware of. So how do we know that the choice we make is right? Little Knowledge about Olive Oil There are several phrases that are associated with olive oil: pure, virgin and extra virgin. Many companies market their olive oil… read more
Visiting Wineries – Top Tips for your Italy Tour

Visiting Wineries – Top Tips for your Italy Tour

July 5, 2016

Visiting a winery in Italy is perhaps always the first item in every wine lover’s bucket list. Indeed, many individuals consider this drink to be a privilege, rather than a luxury. So the chance to visit a winery in real life presents them with a wonderful opportunity – a chance to experience a stunning location, as they indulge in a sip of exquisitely created wine. As a renowned Italian winery, Montemaggio receives its fair share of wine lovers throughout the year. And every time we encounter them, we understand a bit more about the connection that many people have with… 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
The Perfect Shade and Style of Rosé Wine

The Perfect Shade and Style of Rosé Wine

June 16, 2016

When you want to enjoy the intensity of red wine while experiencing the tinge of white, your best option is the Rosé. Pinked-tinged and perfect to a fault, this wine has truly become the focus of oenophiles everywhere because of stunning shade and style of taste. Originating from the 1800s, this pale wine is now favored by millions alongside the classic chardonnay and the sultry Chianti Classico red and is well on its way to becoming the star of the wine world because of its variety in taste. Now, while nearly every type of wine grape is used to make… read more
How to Enjoy Grappa Properly

How to Enjoy Grappa Properly

June 10, 2016

Aside from wine, Grappa is one of Italy’s most loved alcoholic drinks, and for good reason. Created from the skins, seeds and stalks that are left over from the process of wine making, the vintner takes these ingredients and distills them a second time, extracting any remaining flavor that can be taken from the pomace. While most of the grappa you see in the market is colorless, it can also be aged in wooden husks, although that process gives the grappa a slight golden color that is very irresistible for all grappa lovers. Usually served after a meal, the grappa… 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
An Oenophile’s Guide to Smart Wine Storage

An Oenophile’s Guide to Smart Wine Storage

June 6, 2016

If you want to know how much a wine lover is dedicated to this heady elixir, take a look at how they store their wine. For a wine connoisseur, knowledge of proper wine storage is essential. Wine is a concoction that deserves all the attention, since its fragrance and flavor is one that cannot simply be replaced by any regular beverage. Wine storage consists of many different factors. From maintaining a proper temperature to keep the aging wine well-wrapped, knowledge of wine storage covers all the basics and intricacies of keeping the flavor of the wine in pristine condition. And… read more
A Short History of Chianti Classico Wine

A Short History of Chianti Classico Wine

June 2, 2016

For any wine enthusiast who calls themselves a true follower of oenology, the one factor that proves their love for the heady elixir is their passion for Chianti Classico wine. Created in Tuscany, Chianti Classico is one such concoction that greatly expresses the vibrancy of the rolling vineyard hills, the golden glow of the sun, and its own rich history in a single glass of wine. Origin of Chianti Classico Chianti Classico has been a part of the Tuscan region history for a long time, with the earliest mention of Chianti wines being in 1398. Although it was 300 years… 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