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This section is our blog where you will be able to find interesting and insightful articles about everything concerning Tuscany, Wine in general and Chianti Classico in particular, organic and biodynamic agriculture and everything else that has anything to do with the world of wine, gastronomy and food.

The History of the Sangiovese Grape

The History of the Sangiovese Grape


When we are talking about wineries in Tuscany and Chianti or Chianti Classico wines, or many other denominations such as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Carmignano, etc., the Sangiovese is in most cases the main grape variety. It is indeed one of the most common grapes that are cultivated in Italy, and mostly in the central parts of Italy. It's cultivated from Romagna to Campania further south, even though Tuscany can be considered its home region. So, then, what is the story behind this grape? Let’s see if we can find out… A bit of history... Some theories… read more
Montemaggio at #MalpensaStreetFood with a Tuscan theme

Montemaggio at #MalpensaStreetFood with a Tuscan theme


On August 2nd Montemaggio was invited to participate and present their wines at the event #MalpensaStreetFood at Hotel Sheraton Malpensa's restaurant Il Canneto. The event is organized on a regular basis to spread the light on different regions of Italy. This time, they had chosen Tuscany as a theme. The organizers of #MalpensaStreetFood are Hotel Sheraton Malpensa and Carlo Vischi. Carlo is an adviser to Grow The Planet and also has a long experience within the editorial world regarding Italian food and wine as well as using social media to showcase this to a broader audience. Sarà che per la #Toscana ho un… read more
3 delicious Russian recipes to taste with Tuscan wines!

3 delicious Russian recipes to taste with Tuscan wines!


There is nothing to prevent anyone from indulging in experimenting with wine and food: from classic recipes that you know well to more unusual recipes that, perhaps, do not belong to the culinary traditions of your country. Below we suggest 3 delicious and very tasty Russian recipes that can go very well with our Tuscan wines: Chianti Classico Riserva, Torre di Montemaggio IGT e  Chardonnay di Montemaggio IGT.   Salad Olivier (Russian salad) Manti (Russian dumplings) Shashlik (Meat and vegetables skewers) Scarica le 3 ricette in Italiano (Download the recipes in Italian). Salad Olivier (Russian Salad) Scarica la ricetta in Italiano… read more
A mindful mind and a glass of wine!

A mindful mind and a glass of wine!


Wine and mindfulness would seem to belong to totally different worlds, but I think that instead, these two concepts are in some way correlated. Here I will try to explain you the correlation, so bear with me! I will first introduce the concept of mindfulness and then clarify the connection with the wine world. Mindfulness nowadays is a highly used concept. And although you can hear people talking about it almost everywhere, it is not so easy to understand and to put into practice in everyday life. John Zabat-Zinn, a professor of Mindfulness and Medicine Emeritus and creator of the… read more
Organic Farming at Montemaggio

Organic Farming at Montemaggio


Montemaggio has been organically certified since 2009, which has been an important step in order to reduce the use of chemicals to a minimum and being able to offer high-quality wines. However, what does it mean for a winery to be organic in its approach and what is the difference between organic and biodynamic farming? Let us take a closer look below at the history behind organic and biodynamic agriculture as well as discussing the organic methods adopted here at Montemaggio. Organic vs. Biodynamic Farming...A Brief History Organic farming The history of organic and biodynamic farming seems to walk very… read more
Our Decanter World Wine Awards winning wines

Our Decanter World Wine Awards winning wines


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
Montemaggio at Radda nel bicchiere 2016

Montemaggio at Radda nel bicchiere 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®


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
Understanding the Body of Wine

Understanding the Body of Wine


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
What Goes into Your Glass of Wine?

What Goes into Your Glass of Wine?


The phrase “a thing of beauty is a joy forever” was most certainly meant for a glass of wine. Wine is one of the most beautiful concoctions of natural and chemical ingredients in the world and is one which can transport a drinker through worlds of flavor with just one sip of their favorite Chianti wine. Made from the chemical compounds that give wine a unique taste, the taste can also be very addicting and flavorsome. However, for those who dedicate their life to loving it, wine presents much more than just a complex flavor; it presents a science of… read more