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Facts and Symbols Of Our Forebears Of Chianti Classico Region

Facts and Symbols Of Our Forebears Of Chianti Classico Region


Scarica la traduzione dell'articolo in italiano Easter is approaching as we write these words. The next few weeks are with little doubt the most important ones in the Western calendar, when people celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth or the renewal of ancient promises according to their most inner beliefs. For centuries many different cultures and religions also celebrated similar rites of passage, adding on to a corpus of traditions and giving birth to many long-lasting symbols, some of which made their way back into our daily life in the most unsuspected form. Easter's Symbols Take eggs for example.… read more
Wine Aging: Popular Misconceptions

Wine Aging: Popular Misconceptions


There are several popular misconceptions concerning wine – one of the most common ones is related to wine aging. “Aging” should not be a concern when it comes to white wine. We love whites for their perfume, subtlety and balance, so it is natural to drink them within a few months from purchase. Wait longer than 6 months and you risk missing the precise moment when the complex mix of its organoleptic features are in perfect balance (remember: these are general guidelines, not rules: exceptions are bound to exist!) For reds, however, there are certain varieties that may actually benefit from… read more
Fattoria di Montemaggio at Chianti Classico Collection 2017

Fattoria di Montemaggio at Chianti Classico Collection 2017


Last week, the yearly Chianti Classico Collection event, the so-called Anteprima of the vintages that are launched during the current year, took place. This event is organized at Stazione Leopolda, which is an exhibition space for events and trade shows in the heart of Florence. During two days, you can taste the new vintages of the Annata, Riserva, and, lately, also Gran Selezione from the different Chianti Classico producers. They also often bring new vintages of other wines they are producing. The Anteprime Toscane, i.e. the sneak peeks of wines from the different wine consortiums in Tuscany are events that draws… read more
A Classic Aperitivo with Fattoria di Montemaggio

A Classic Aperitivo with Fattoria di Montemaggio


Last week, on Thursday, January 26th, Fattoria di Montemaggio participated in the classic weekly aperitivo night organized by the Consortium of Chianti Classico at Mercato Centrale in Florence. Every Thursday three different wine producers belonging to the consortium participate in the happy hour night. Last Thursday, Montemaggio was there together with Poggi del Chianti and Il Molino di Grace. The consortium has a wine bar at Mercato Centrale where you have the possibility to taste wines from the different Chianti Classico producers. #FunFriday with some photos from the aperitivo with @chianticlassico yesterday at @MercatoC 🍷🍷#winelovers pic.twitter.com/P9n2klUuxz — Montemaggio (@Montemaggio) January 27, 2017… read more
Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2017


Each New Year is marked by two aspects in the life of a wine lover: a spirit brimming with memories of merry moments spent with friends and family, and a wine cellar that desperately needs resupplying. Before you head out to pay a visit to the local wine shop, don’t miss Montemaggio’s suggestions for three wine-related New Year’s resolutions. They are bound to come in handy when it is time to replenish your wine stocks. Get the right wine tools If you did not get the presents you wanted during Christmas time, now is the time to make up for… read more
Christmas and Resolutions at Fattoria di Montemaggio in Review

Christmas and Resolutions at Fattoria di Montemaggio in Review


The autumn and winter were busy months at Fattoria di Montemaggio with everything from harvest to several wine events and the Christmas period going on. The harvest of 2016 is considered in general to have been a very good year, so we will see further on how this vintage turns out.  In this article, we will do a brief overview of the activities that went on during the autumn and December. This post will contain different videos to showcase the activities during the last months. Of course, we also want to wish you all a happy new year!  Wine Events… read more
Gran Selezione - A New Era of Chianti Classico Wines

Gran Selezione - A New Era of Chianti Classico Wines


Do you like the Chianti Classico wines? Then you might also like to read more about the different tiers of the Chianti Classico pyramid. You might already be quite familiar with the definitions of Annata and Riserva wines, but do you know what Gran Selezione refers to? This new top tier was introduced a couple of years ago. But what does it mean? Let’s see if we can find out together here... 300 years of Chianti Classico The Chianti Classico consortium is this year celebrating 300 years of Chianti Classico wine having organized a set of events in the month of September.… read more
Some Facts and Secrets Of The Wine World!

Some Facts and Secrets Of The Wine World!


Let’s unveil some interesting facts and secrets about our winery and the the wine world! DID YOU KNOW THAT... Leggi l'articolo in Italiano (Download the Italian article in pdf). Montemaggio preserves its land respecting the rhythms of the countryside and practicing organic agriculture that does not introduce foreign elements in the environment but uses the eternal and perfect natural cycles to enrich and protect the vineyards. This attention to biological rhythms and respect for the land and the environment allow the company to produce 100% handmade and authentic wines and products. The winery has been organically certified since 2009. Read… read more
Pugnitello - A Love at First Sight

Pugnitello - A Love at First Sight


To continue our small history session of the red grape varieties cultivated at Fattoria di Montemaggio, the turn has now come to the Pugnitello. This is a less known indigenous variety, which during the last 20 years has entered the winemaking scene in Tuscany again. There are now quite a few wine producers who make, most often, 100% Pugnitello wines. This grape is generally not used as a blend because its end results are better if standing on its own. So where does this grape come from? Why was it rediscovered only in the 1980s? Well, let’s see if we… read more
A Blend of Wine and Mindfulness is the Secret Formula for Happiness!?

A Blend of Wine and Mindfulness is the Secret Formula for Happiness!?


Tasting an excellent wine can become a perfect occasion to practice mindfulness and enjoy every single aspect of the experience. This is especially true if you're sipping an organic chianti wine in a beautifully peaceful Tuscan vineyard. In a recent article we talked about mindfulness and how important it is to be fully present and non-judgemental to experience life at a completely different level. In this article, we would like to go deeper and talk about the main components of wine, how these components affect us physically and emotionally, and how they can have a positive impact on our health… read more