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Art as a Catalyst for Environmental Change

Art as a Catalyst for Environmental Change

February 28, 2020

When the world is in constant turmoil in the latest years with hurricanes, earthquakes, bushfires, and now, last but not least, the Coronavirus, you start realizing something needs to change. There is a need for change not only in climate but in mentality. After decades of increased traveling all over the world, overuse of the resources of the globe, a daily rhythm that gets faster and faster, perhaps it is time to slow down. Can this constant search for ‘the grass that is greener on the other side’ continue? In a recent article, Andrew Jefford stressed how even people in… 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
An Overview of the Best Champagne Glasses

An Overview of the Best Champagne Glasses

May 27, 2019

Champagne is a beverage that has always had an air of luxury around it. Whether it was among the aristocracy in 18th-century France or among more contemporary film stars. "In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening." - Willi Gluckstern Today, Champagne is a sparkling wine that is more accessible for people in general even if it still gives an expression of luxury and magic. There are many artisanal Champagne producers who nowadays make fabulous products – so-called Grower Champagne - and to good prices. Another important aspect is the kind of glass that Champagne… read more
Summer Holiday Wine Memories from the People at Montemaggio

Summer Holiday Wine Memories from the People at Montemaggio

September 3, 2018

When the veraison period had just gotten started, it was time for many people in Italy to go on holiday. So, also the staff at Montemaggio. The winery was closed for two weeks around the Ferragosto holiday in mid-August which is considered more or less the peak of the summer in Italy. Ferragosto is a holiday that has its origin in the Roman era where the Roman Emperor Augustus instituted this holiday in year 18 B.C. The word Ferragosto stems from the Latin expression Feriae Augusti which means the resting period in August. This today translates into the holidays and the… read more
Pugnitello - A Love at First Sight

Pugnitello - A Love at First Sight

September 22, 2016

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
Montemaggio at #MalpensaStreetFood with a Tuscan theme

Montemaggio at #MalpensaStreetFood with a Tuscan theme

August 4, 2016

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