Fattoria di Montemaggio, Rich History in the Heart of Chianti
Fattoria di Montemaggio is located in Radda in Chianti Classico region. The winery stands tall on the 14th century tower stood above the old Roman road between Siena and Florence in Italy. Montemaggio has a rich history which can be trace back to the year 1560. The name Montemaggio is derived from ‘Monte Maggiore’ or Big Mountain, which indicates its elevated position.
The Winery is a Member of the Consortium of Chianti Classico
The estate is a member of the Consortium of Chianti Classico, which extends over an area of 70 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, and woods. The vineyards, with soil rich in galestro, sandstone, and alberese, which is comprised of 8 hectares has a central position in the estate. The main grape varieties in their vineyards are Sangiovese, with small additions of Merlot, Pugnitello, Chardonnay, Malvasia Nera, and Ciliegiolo. They offer a wide variety of products. Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Torre di Montemaggio IGT, Quinta Essentia di Montemaggio IGT, Ilaia di Montemaggio IGT, Rosé di Montemaggio IGT, Chardonnay di Montemaggio IGT, Grappa and extra virgin olive oils are some of the products of the estate.
Organic Winemaking Traditions at Montemaggio
Furthermore, Montemaggio is a certified organic estate since 2009 and they produce pure organic wine. They practice organic agriculture and thus cultivation is carried out with the maximum respect for the nature, without introducing any foreign or chemical element that can damage the environment. Visit this winery and you will learn the history as well as more about the organic winemaking processes on a guided tour of the estate.