Tag: Radda in Chianti

All You Want to Know About Composting at Montemaggio

All You Want to Know About Composting at Montemaggio

January 30, 2019

January of 2019 is already in the last few days. All the activities at Fattoria di Montemaggio in Radda in Chianti are already in full force. Soon it is time to get prepared for the preview of the vintages released this year. However, the vines are still asleep and resting. Composting is something you can do all year round though. Fattoria di Montemaggio has just started composting and is very excited about it. In this article, we will look closer at the processes and benefits of composting. Organic Farming and Composting at Fattoria di Montemaggio Let us start by looking further… 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
Vignaioli di Radda - Sangiovese Between Two Continents

Vignaioli di Radda - Sangiovese Between Two Continents

May 31, 2018

The last weekend of May has by now become synonymous with the two events Vignaioli di Radda and Radda nel bicchiere in Radda. This year, it was the second edition of Vignaioli di Radda and the 23rd edition of Radda nel bicchiere. One more recently founded and one well-established event, both strengthening the role of wine producers and wine in Radda. What is so special about Radda then? Well, it is a wine area located on high altitude with vineyards up to around 700 m.a.s.l. This used to make it difficult to produce wine in this area but the recent… read more
3 Reasons To Visit A Boutique Winery In Tuscany

3 Reasons To Visit A Boutique Winery In Tuscany

April 25, 2018

Spring is here, and the tourism season has started. Tuscany does not really have much of a down time when it comes to visitors, but the winter months are generally a bit calmer. When Easter arrives, the tourists from Italy, as well as abroad, start populating Tuscany and its attractions. Tourism in Tuscany Tourism is important for Tuscany and Italy. Toscana Promozione Turismo stated last autumn that the returns from tourism increased 4.1% in Tuscany during the summer of 2017. In this context, wine tours are becoming more and more an essential part of tourism activities. Many wineries are focusing… read more
Being Part of a Greater (Wine) Context - Montemaggio at #CCC18

Being Part of a Greater (Wine) Context - Montemaggio at #CCC18

March 28, 2018

The Chianti Classico Collection (#CCC) event is always an important moment of the year. This year it was the 25th edition of the Anteprima where the Chianti Classico producers are showcasing the new vintages being released to the market. The Chianti Classico Collection is a trade show organized every year at Stazione Leopolda in Florence, in the heart of Tuscany, to present the new vintages for the year. This is a perfect opportunity to taste the best of Chianti Classico Annata, Chianti Classico Riserva, and Gran Selezione wines from the different member producers. Let us look closer at this year’s Chianti… 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
Vignaioli di Radda - Collaborative Winemaking for the Future

Vignaioli di Radda - Collaborative Winemaking for the Future

August 25, 2017

The Ferragosto weekend has passed, it is still holiday time here in Italy but people are slowly getting back to work and the daily whereabouts. As a bit of a throwback, we wanted to rewind back to the beginning of the summer and the event “Vignaioli di Radda” (Winemakers of Radda). This event took place on May 26, a sunny Friday, in the House of Chianti Classico in Radda. It was organized by the association of the winemakers themselves and was a sort of pilot event. The aim was to set the tone for a yearly event in order to… read more
Wine Aging: Popular Misconceptions

Wine Aging: Popular Misconceptions

March 22, 2017

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
Organic Farming at Montemaggio

Organic Farming at Montemaggio

July 14, 2016

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
Montemaggio at Radda nel bicchiere 2016

Montemaggio at Radda nel bicchiere 2016

June 9, 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