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Vine Life Cycle

Vine Life Cycle

February 17, 2021

One aspect that is of vital importance to both winegrowers and wine lovers is knowing the phases of the vineyard, also known as the phenological phases of the vine. In other words, the vineyard goes through different phases during the annual cycle.  Obviously, different viticulturally techniques will be applied for each phenological phase. Let's discuss the Vine Life Cycle It is important to be careful and to understand that for every action there is a consequence. In the following, we will briefly try to analyze a whole year's cultivation of life. The 3 different life cycles It is therefore important to… read more
6 Tips to Buy Organic Wines Online

6 Tips to Buy Organic Wines Online

January 27, 2021

Buying Organic Wines Online More and more people in Italy and in general in the world rely on e-commerce for the purchase of wine. Especially in 2020 we noticed an exponential increase of online sales, in particular in the wine field. Moreover consumers are more and more aware of the benefits of buying (even online) organic products and in particular Organic wines.   2020: Digital Transformation Of course this phenomenon is strictly connected to the current global situation. But in general it seems that, because of this sort of unexpected digital transformation of the world, we simply just accelerated a… read more
Chianti Classico Sangiovese: When a wine becomes the maximum expression of the territory

Chianti Classico Sangiovese: When a wine becomes the maximum expression of the territory

November 20, 2020

Origins of wine If there is one thing that anyone can notice, from an expert to a beginner, it is that when we are tasting a great wine we understand it from the fact that the wine itself will give us a definite and real idea of which land it comes from. It will tell us its own story, in a direct and clear, but above all, involving way. There is a term, that the French invented, that probably someone will already know: we are talking about the word Terrior. This terminology is used to explain the relationship that binds a… read more
The Quality of the Harvest 2020 Gives Hope

The Quality of the Harvest 2020 Gives Hope

November 6, 2020

Wine Harvest & Hope Harvest this year (2020) has been a small ray of sunshine in an otherwise fairly dark and gloomy year. This, in the sense that the quality seems to have been very good, if not excellent, from the north to the south in Italy. Covid has had its grip over Italy and the entire world for most of this year. Due to lockdown in the spring, many sales channels dried up and wineries found themselves with the cellars full of stock. New sales channels had to be explored fairly quickly, e-commerce (buying wine online) and digital marketing… read more
Harvest 2019 - A Promising Year for Sangiovese at Montemaggio

Harvest 2019 - A Promising Year for Sangiovese at Montemaggio

November 2, 2019

Another year and another harvest have come to an end at Fattoria di Montemaggio. As usual, it has been a busy period starting with the Chardonnay in early September and then step-by-step picking the different grapes to end with the Sangiovese and the Pugnitello. How was this year’s harvest in the Chianti Classico region? Will it be a good vintage? Let us find out what has been said about this year’s harvest overall in Tuscany and, more specifically, at Fattoria di Montemaggio. A ‘stellar’ year according to the Consortium of Chianti Classico In the 2019 harvest report, the Consortium of… read more
The Harvest 2018 Finished in Time For Halloween

The Harvest 2018 Finished in Time For Halloween

October 31, 2018

Halloween is here! It is to a certain extent believed that many of the rituals and traditions in connection with Halloween go back to old Celtic harvest festivals. These rituals are believed to have pagan roots and to then have been Christianized and connected to the All Saints' Eve. Anyway, today it is Halloween and the harvest of 2018 is over. Days and weeks of hard work picking grapes in the vineyards, making several selections, destemming and crushing to send the must to fermentation is done. At wineries all over Italy they can start to breathe again, so to say.… read more
The Harvest Season at Montemaggio

The Harvest Season at Montemaggio

October 18, 2017

The end of September traditionally marks the beginning of the harvesting season for wine grapes. Harvesting is undoubtedly one of the most important moments of the year for winemakers, when the best and healthiest grapes are chosen and turned into juice to kickstart the wine-production process. Choosing the right moment to start harvesting grapes is a matter of both experience and scientific knowledge: in the vineyards the plucks are ripening, concentration of sugar in the grapes slowly reaching the right balance. At Montemaggio there is a buzz in the air! This is a key period of the year for both… read more