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Cereal

Vignamaggio’s cereal grains were planted on uncultivated land at the bottom of the valley. Vignamaggio decided to use indigenous and ancient grains like the hard grain Senatore Cappelli and soft grain Verna varieties that have always been planted in this area and are well suited to organic cultivation methods.

Verna and Senatore Cappelli are tall growing grains that produce a lot of straw that is useful for keeping the piglets warm in winter and for mulching the vegetable garden.

Both are stoneground to best retain both nutritional value and distinctive flavour, perfect for the semi whole wheat flour that Vignamaggio’s restaurant uses to create exceptional bread rolls, pizzas and focaccias.

The Senatore Cappelli hard grain is used mainly for the handmade fresh pasta often on the restaurant’s menu.

Fava beans and barley were planted to be used as animal feed during the summer and winter, when acorn season is over and when the pastures have less grazing delicacies on offer.

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OUR GRAPES
Posted on Friday September 18, 2020

It’s that time of the year again! It’s September and our grapes are beautiful, ripe and ready for picking. Because it’s time to harvest, our Francesco has gathered and presented the estate’s most important varietals, the most historical, those that were rediscovered, and the latest arrivals. First of all, the Sangiovese, our most prized grape, […]

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FRESH FROM THE FARM: OUR PLUMS
Posted on Monday August 17, 2020

17The wide variety of plum trees we chose to plant 5 years ago means we have fresh plums all summer long, from June to September. These various types of “prunus domestica” ripen at different times of the summer, some produce more fruit than others and they differ noticeably in flavour and colour. In June we […]

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IN THE SHADE OF PETASITES
Posted on Friday August 07, 2020

Today we went out with Francesca, manager of the Vignamaggio gardens, to explore the coolest part of the estate, in search of the petasites or butterbur, a perennial plant of the Asteracaea family. It is easy to come across these enormous herbaceous plants alongside Greve’s tributaries. They can be spotted by their huge hat-like leaves […]

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