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The Chianti Classico

The Chianti Classico


If you have tried our Chianti Classico and have liked it, chances are that you want to know a little bit more about the Chianti Classico in general. Chianti Classico is mainly produced from Sangiovese grapes along with a small portion of the Merlot. It is considered one of the most admired red wines in the United States. It is known for its dryness and its ability to pair up with a wide variety of foods. Chianti Classico is called Chianti because it is made in the Chianti region in Tuscany. This area in central Italy is known for its… read more
The all-Italian grappa – varieties, history and more

The all-Italian grappa – varieties, history and more


The famous Grappa is a unique Italian drink. The all Italian Grappa is traditionally made using pomace, discarded seeds of grapes and stems and stalks that are normally a byproduct of the entire wine making process. The famous Italian Grappa has been popular since the late middle ages. Also known as the ‘firewater’, the Italian Grappa has been Italy’s favorite drink for ages. Italians are famous for adding this strong drink to make their espressos even stronger. They call it correcting their espresso. Do not forget to try the famous caffè corretto the next time you go to Italy. Grappa… read more
Chianti Classico Collection 2015 Fattoria di Montemaggio

Chianti Classico Collection 2015 Fattoria di Montemaggio


Firenze 17-18 febbraio 2015 La Fattoria Montemaggio, per questa importate occasione, presenta le anteprima di quattro vini; i primi due usciranno sul mercato tra un anno o  due, il terzo tra circa due anni, il Rosè a breve: Chianti Classico Montemaggio 2011 Il 2011 è stata un'annata molto calda in agosto. Trovandosi Montemaggio in una zona piuttosto alta le uve hanno raggiunto comunque un'ottima maturazione, senza problemi si sovra maturazione come in zone più basse. Il vino in questione è molto elegante, fine, con una bella freschezza; da bere in tutte le occasioni essendo particolarmente versatile. Chianti Classico Riserva Montemaggio… read more
Fattoria di Montemaggio on www.madeintuscany.it

Fattoria di Montemaggio on www.madeintuscany.it


Dear Friends, and Fans, i am so glad to let you know that Montemaggio has featured in the very interesting website www.madeintuscany.it that tells the world about all things Tuscan! They start from wine, venture into design and then beauty. They speak about italian craftsmanship in Tuscany and the way artisanal products are made here. It is really fantastic to be a part of this wonderful project and i hope it will be the first but not the least feature. read more
"Un San Valentino vinoso con Montemaggio"

"Un San Valentino vinoso con Montemaggio"


Per il prossimo San Valentino l'azienda Montemaggio, che si trova nel cuore della Toscana in particolare nella meravigliosa zona del Chianti Classico, propone tre input legati al vino: Creare un'etichetta personalizzata per l'amata/o con la frase più romantica e l'immagine che più rappresenta la storia d'amore. Un modo originale per brindare con un'indimenticabile bottiglia. Quinta Essentia di Montemaggio IGT 2009 Questo vino è nato per festeggiare il compleanno del marito della proprietaria dell'azienda, dunque è un'etichetta pensata e creata come regalo all'innamarato e quindi è un vino pieno d'amore. Composto da 40% Sangiovese e 60% Merlot (Torre), il Quinta Essentia è… read more
In a search of great Rosé...

In a search of great Rosé...


First of all, Happy New Year 2015 to you all! I hope this year will bring us all more possibilities, fruitfull collaborations, happiness and peace! A nice surprise in the new 2015 was a new article by fellow blogger from UK,  Mr. Riaz Syed. He has enjoyed Rosé di Montemaggio with a wonderfull meal and has found it very pleasant. I am very glad to add that he also has appreciated not only a fine and elegant strawberry taste of the wine, but also a new glass cork that we have started using only few years ago. read more
Merry Christmas and Happy 2015 Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy 2015 Year!


Merry Christmas to every single one of you! I very much hope that you will celebrate Christmas with you families in the warmth of their love and favourite wines! and i hope new year 2015 will bring us all a little bit of long awaited peace and tranquility! read more
Fattoria di Montemaggio...discovery of wine, nature and true passion

Fattoria di Montemaggio...discovery of wine, nature and true passion


The discovery of Fattoria di Montemaggio was a braking point in my family's and mine lives. Suffice to say that it was a big change from the London busy scene to the calm and very green surroundings of Fattoria di Montemaggio. But to be truly honest, the change was not difficult at all and it is very easy to get used to the tranquil way of live in Toscany. read more
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, should we or should we not?

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, should we or should we not?


Chianti Classico Gran Selezione... should we or should we not? This was the main question of 2014 for many producers of Chianti Classico, and in my modest opinion this is a great idea for a small producer like ourselves. When you think about the fact that there are 600 members in Consorzio Chianti Classico making Chianti Classico wine, it makes you wonder why only 36 producers chose to do Chianti Classico Gran Selezione? In reality this wine is a next step in selection within the Chianti Classico group. It is superior to Chianti Classico Riserva and it will only allow… read more
How we make the wine?

How we make the wine?


During this very recent harvest of Sep/Oct 2014, my farther in law came to visit us in Montemaggio. He has fully participated in the whole harvesting experience and was shocked of how much manual labour is involved. He really was astonished at how much time and effort we spend harvesting our grapes. Therefore after one long and very hard working day, he told me: "People need to know how you make wine, they need to know that you harvest and select each bunch in the winery, how you then again select berry by berry on the table of selection before… read more