An Exploration of Montemaggio Wine Memories at Christmas

An Exploration of Montemaggio Wine Memories at Christmas

December 19, 2017

Soon it’s time to feast on Christmas food, open the presents, rock around the Christmas tree, and perhaps sharing wine memories. And sip on lots of good wine, right? However, there are still some days before we enter the real holiday mode. We wanted to take the opportunity, to sum up, the last year a bit, the people we met and who visited Fattoria di Montemaggio. To be able to thank a set of wine writers and wine influencers for their visits, kindness, and generosity in writing about Montemaggio, we wanted to direct the spotlight on them this time. Some… read more
Fattoria di Montemaggio Tours Denmark and Russia

Fattoria di Montemaggio Tours Denmark and Russia

December 4, 2017

This autumn Valeria and Ilaria have been busy traveling around to introduce the Montemaggio wines outside the borders of Italy. In October, Valeria went to attend two different wine dinners in Denmark and in November, Ilaria went to Russia. Let’s see what went on at the different events… Fattoria di Montemaggio Goes to Denmark In mid-October, Valeria went to the country of Danish Dynamite. This is the nickname the Danish football team got in 1984 when they qualified for an international tournament, UEFA EURO 1984, for the first time in 20 years. Now, we are not going to focus on soccer… read more
Vignaioli di Radda - Sangiovese Between Two Continents

Vignaioli di Radda - Sangiovese Between Two Continents

May 31, 2018

The last weekend of May has by now become synonymous with the two events Vignaioli di Radda and Radda nel bicchiere in Radda. This year, it was the second edition of Vignaioli di Radda and the 23rd edition of Radda nel bicchiere. One more recently founded and one well-established event, both strengthening the role of wine producers and wine in Radda. What is so special about Radda then? Well, it is a wine area located on high altitude with vineyards up to around 700 m.a.s.l. This used to make it difficult to produce wine in this area but the recent… read more
3 Reasons To Visit A Boutique Winery In Tuscany

3 Reasons To Visit A Boutique Winery In Tuscany

April 25, 2018

Spring is here, and the tourism season has started. Tuscany does not really have much of a down time when it comes to visitors, but the winter months are generally a bit calmer. When Easter arrives, the tourists from Italy, as well as abroad, start populating Tuscany and its attractions. Tourism in Tuscany Tourism is important for Tuscany and Italy. Toscana Promozione Turismo stated last autumn that the returns from tourism increased 4.1% in Tuscany during the summer of 2017. In this context, wine tours are becoming more and more an essential part of tourism activities. Many wineries are focusing… read more
Being Part of a Greater (Wine) Context - Montemaggio at #CCC18

Being Part of a Greater (Wine) Context - Montemaggio at #CCC18

March 28, 2018

The Chianti Classico Collection (#CCC) event is always an important moment of the year. This year it was the 25th edition of the Anteprima where the Chianti Classico producers are showcasing the new vintages being released to the market. The Chianti Classico Collection is a trade show organized every year at Stazione Leopolda in Florence, in the heart of Tuscany, to present the new vintages for the year. This is a perfect opportunity to taste the best of Chianti Classico Annata, Chianti Classico Riserva, and Gran Selezione wines from the different member producers. Let us look closer at this year’s Chianti… read more
Christmas gift ideas for wine-enthusiasts

Christmas gift ideas for wine-enthusiasts

December 10, 2017

Ever found yourself in the situation where you have no idea what presents to gift to your friends? Then maybe it is time for some DIY! If you are a wine-enthusiasts like us here at Montemaggio, many of the following materials should not be lacking in your house. Let's take a look at some creative ideas for Christmas presents to your wine-loving friends Customize your own wine label Sometimes we try to go great lengths to find an original gift. Truth is, you may already know what is your best friend's favorite wine... so why not add a personal touch… read more
Spice up your Thanksgiving with an Italian touch!

Spice up your Thanksgiving with an Italian touch!

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving traditionally marked the end of the Harvest season, after reaping the long awaited yield of long labour in the fields, where families would gather over a meal together and celebrate everything there is to be thankful for. The centrepiece and star of any Thanksgiving meal, the revered turkey, is often served together with mouth-watering sides like buttery mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffings made of all types of ingredients, corn bread, peas and pumpkin or apple pie at the end of the meal. As Italians, we are often mesmerized by the variety of food and richness of flavours… read more
The Harvest Season at Montemaggio

The Harvest Season at Montemaggio

October 18, 2017

The end of September traditionally marks the beginning of the harvesting season for wine grapes. Harvesting is undoubtedly one of the most important moments of the year for winemakers, when the best and healthiest grapes are chosen and turned into juice to kickstart the wine-production process. Choosing the right moment to start harvesting grapes is a matter of both experience and scientific knowledge: in the vineyards the plucks are ripening, concentration of sugar in the grapes slowly reaching the right balance. At Montemaggio there is a buzz in the air! This is a key period of the year for both… read more
How to Best Enjoy Wine in Summer

How to Best Enjoy Wine in Summer

August 30, 2017

Today we want to share with you some suggestions on how to enjoy our wines during the hottest days of the season. With summer temperatures reaching their peak the most critical factor a wine lover should pay attention to is the serving temperature of wine. The best way to keep wine at the right service temperature is to equip your cellar with a small wine-cabinet that includes a cooling/refrigerating system. The best models allow you to store red and white wines at different temperatures in different sections of the same cabinet. For simplicity’s sake, you should remember the following guidelines:… read more
Vignaioli di Radda - Collaborative Winemaking for the Future

Vignaioli di Radda - Collaborative Winemaking for the Future

August 25, 2017

The Ferragosto weekend has passed, it is still holiday time here in Italy but people are slowly getting back to work and the daily whereabouts. As a bit of a throwback, we wanted to rewind back to the beginning of the summer and the event “Vignaioli di Radda” (Winemakers of Radda). This event took place on May 26, a sunny Friday, in the House of Chianti Classico in Radda. It was organized by the association of the winemakers themselves and was a sort of pilot event. The aim was to set the tone for a yearly event in order to… read more