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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!?


Wine & Mindfulness? 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 wine and mindfulness and how important it is to be fully present and non-judgmental 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… read more
The History of the Sangiovese Grape

The History of the Sangiovese Grape


The Sangiovese Grape When we are talking about Tuscany wineries in the Chianti Classico regions and wines of those areas, or many other denominations such as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Carmignano, etc., the Sangiovese grape is the main grape variety, in most cases. 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… 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