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Ilaia: Our conception of Pugnitello. Not just Chianti Classico

Ilaia: Our conception of Pugnitello. Not just Chianti Classico


Tradition and Revolution in a few words rediscovering our Art Those of you who have known Montemaggio for a long time know very well how interested we are in the research and recovery of what are the traditions of the land of Chianti Classico, and how being faithful to a purely traditionalist approach (at least as far as our Chianti Classico wines are concerned) is of vital importance. This desire to always remain poised between tradition and revolution obviously led us to ask ourselves what we could do to differentiate ourselves by recovering an important slice of the past. A… read more
Chianti Classico Collection 2022 Gave Positive Vibes to the Wine World

Chianti Classico Collection 2022 Gave Positive Vibes to the Wine World


The 29th Edition of the Chianti Classico Collection just closed its doors the other week. The Chianti Classico Collection (#CCC22) is the yearly trade event that is organized to taste a preview of the wine vintages that have or will be released for the current year. It is two days of tastings and masterclasses to better get to know the area, the wines, and the producers of Chianti Classico. What was so special about Chianti Classico Collection 2022? Let’s find out more. Chianti Classico Collection 2022 - A Reset After the Pandemic The Chianti Classico Collection 2022 was a breath… read more
Old vines Experience: everything you need to know

Old vines Experience: everything you need to know


One of the questions we are most frequently asked during our educational tours or at our tastings is: "What is the age of your vineyards?" The question that immediately comes up obiviusosly is: " When is a vineyard considered old in order to produce? And in case, as for those producers who produce wines from "old vines", is it really worth?" Therefore, in this article we will try to shed some light on this subject. Uncork a good Sangiovese, pour yourself a glass and get comfortable, we are about to start.   Let's get started with the Old Vines Experience.… read more
5 IDEAS FOR WINE-THEMED GIFTS FOR SPRING-SUMMER

5 IDEAS FOR WINE-THEMED GIFTS FOR SPRING-SUMMER


It is not always easy to choose a good gift to give to the ones who love the world of wine That is why we decided to dedicate a blog post to this intricate subject once again. We are going to talk about the 5 perfect spring-summer gift ideas for Wine lovers. Pour yourself a glass of red, get comfortable and enjoy reading. There are obviously many choices when it comes to accessories for wine lovers, and certainly some are more mundane than others. Therefore we must always make a selection of what we can put in our list of… read more
The Food, The Wine...Our Springtime

The Food, The Wine...Our Springtime


A new beginning Springtime is just around the corner. Days are getting longer, temperatures are getting milder Obviously with the change of season also some sort of change in terms of the foods that make up our tables will be welcome. Winter recipes loaded with ingredients, and complex in textures and flavors will gradually leave more space to lighter dishes, simple and suitable for less rigid climates. Therefore, let's analyze together the best combinations we can approach for this spring period. Let's probably start from one of the most iconic foods of Tuscany in Springtime. Fava beans and Pecorino cheese… read more
And.. It's Finally Carnival

And.. It's Finally Carnival


Thursday February 24, 2022, in other words Fat Thursday. First day of Carnival, first day of big celebrations all over Italy. People of all ages pouring into the streets. The buzz of the people mixes with the music in the streets creating a unique and unrepeatable symphony. The smell of sweets and fried food is strong in the air. Normality is not so far away. As we said Carnival is a festival loved by young and old, and the spirit of it is strong in the spirit of Italians and not! Let's see then to understand where this recurrence comes… read more
CULTIVATION OF VINEYARD - THE DIFFERENT TYPOLOGIES

CULTIVATION OF VINEYARD - THE DIFFERENT TYPOLOGIES


How many times while passing by a vineyard, during a walk in the countryside, we asked ourselves whether there were different types of cultivation of vines and of course whether these different approaches had an important impact on the vineyards it self. The answer is yes to both questions. The one of cultivation styles is an extremely complex and variegated way but we tried to summarize and simplify it for you. Having said that, make yourselves comfortable, pour yourselves a glass of wine and let's learn together something more about the world of viticulture. First of all let's try to… read more
Express Your Love With Poems and Wine on Valentine's Day

Express Your Love With Poems and Wine on Valentine's Day


We are approaching the 14th of February and it is time for Valentine’s Day. After two years of the pandemic, many are probably looking forward to Valentine’s Day as a way to finally be able to celebrate something while others may find it a tad bit superficial after what the world has gone through. Be that as it may, Valentine’s Day is an occasion to be a bit more romantic than usual. People, in general, try to express their feelings with chocolate, flowers, romantic cards, and candlelight dinners, to name a few possibilities. However, what about expressing one's feelings with… read more
How to age wine at your place

How to age wine at your place


Valentine's Day, of course, represents one of those holidays where we can pamper ourselves and, most of all, pamper the person we love with small and great gifts that can also last over time. Obviously wines are the best suited to be chosen as gifts that can last for years. We already explained in the past, however, that not all wines can age. When a wine can age? In case we wanted to sum up the characteristics a wine must have in order to age, we could simply say:" a wine that can age is first of all a great… read more
Wine's Flavor

Wine's Flavor


After the first article dedicated to color and aromas we could not miss part number two where we analyze the main components of wine's taste In the taste of wine are summed up all the gustatory and olfactory sensations (defined as taste-olfactory) as well as tactile sensations. In wines it is possible to appreciate hardness, smoothness, aggressiveness and delicacy. These types of sensations are related to substances which are present in macroscopic quantities. We are therefore talking about ethyl alcohol, acids and glycerol. Dry Wines As for dry wines, in most of cases there are no residual sugars or, when… read more