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Chianti Classico Sangiovese: When a wine becomes the maximum expression of the territory

Chianti Classico Sangiovese: When a wine becomes the maximum expression of the territory


    If there is one thing that anyone can notice, from an expert to a beginner, it is that when we are tasting a great wine we understand it from the fact that the wine itself will give us a definite and real idea of what is the land from which it comes. It will tell us its own story, in a direct and clear, but above all, involving way. There is a term, that the French invented, that probably someone will already know: we are talking about the word Terrior. This terminology is used to explain the relationship… read more
The Quality of the Harvest 2020 Gives Hope

The Quality of the Harvest 2020 Gives Hope


Harvest this year has been a small ray of sunshine in an otherwise fairly dark and gloomy year. This, in the sense that the quality seems to have been very good, if not excellent, from the north to the south in Italy. Covid has had its grip over Italy and the entire world for the most part of this year. Due to lockdown in the spring, many sales channels dried up and wineries found themselves with the cellars full of stock. New sales channels had to be explored fairly quickly, e-commerce and digital marketing became of the essence. More About… read more
Something Old And Something New, And It's Orange Wine

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


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


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


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


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
Four Wine Tasting Tips Every First Timer Should Know

Four Wine Tasting Tips Every First Timer Should Know


Do you love wine but never had the confidence to go for a wine tasting? If so, there’s no need to worry as you are not the only one. Wine is one of the most preferred choices among alcoholic beverages, and a wine tasting event can be the perfect opportunity to relish all of the different kinds. But many people find wine tasting to be a daunting exercise that only experts can indulge in. If you are planning to explore the vast world of wines through a tasting, all you need is some basic knowledge and know some of the… read more
A Quick Guide To Awesome Sweet Wines

A Quick Guide To Awesome Sweet Wines


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
Red Grapes as a Sensational Elixir for Timeless Beauty

Red Grapes as a Sensational Elixir for Timeless Beauty


Red wine can have healing powers, not only that it heightens the mood and the social factor of enjoying good wine in good company but it can also benefit people’s health. In this crazy period of Corona-virus, it has become more important than ever to look to our inner self and be on the quest for ways to keep a healthy mind and body. Let us discover more about the benefits of red grapes and red wine for the well-being of people General Healing Effects of Red Wine In this recent period, scientific research has shown that resveratrol could be… read more
Get To Know Your Taste in Wine! Spanning from Conventional to Natural

Get To Know Your Taste in Wine! Spanning from Conventional to Natural


We are in a difficult period where the Coronavirus is still raging all over the world. As a result of the shelter in place or lockdown in many countries, the economy is in difficulties and heading towards a possible recession. Still, future recession or not, quality will always be important. However, as we have seen, the environment is blooming now that people are traveling less and polluting nature less. Our environment is indeed important for our future success. Environment and quality. Two concepts that go hand in hand. Environment and Quality in Winemaking When it comes to viticulture and wine… read more