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THE CELLAR

Over the past decade, in keeping with local viticulture methods, Vignamaggio has slowly been adopting many techniques that accentuate the characteristics of the grapes grown on the farm. The 15th century cellar provides ideal conditions for excellent wine maturation, regarding both temperature and humidity.

VINIFICATION AND AGING

After rigorous control as the bunches mature, they are harvested by hand. They then go through two selection processes: first in the vineyard and then by an automatic optical selection machine as the grapes arrive in the cellar. The berries are removed from the stalks and then dropped into different size stainless steel tanks. Natural alcoholic fermentation takes place in 12-15 days: the sugars in the grapes convert to alcohol.   

Grapes from single vineyards are aged separately and the best are fermented in small tanks so that punching down can be done manually.

After malolactic fermentation, the wines are aged according to their qualitative characteristics. During aging that could last up to two and a half years, the wines are regularly tasted and controlled by winemakers Francesco Naldi, Yuri Bencini and our oenologist Barbara Tamburini.

Vignamaggio produces about 300 000 bottles a year of a variety of wines.

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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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THE GOLDEN EARS
Posted on Wednesday July 22, 2020

Wheat is the symbol of Summer abundance. Watching the golden ears of wheat moving in the wind, soaked in sunshine, is a special and exciting moment, especially for those like us, who love pasta. Vignamaggio decided to use indigenous and ancient grains like the hard grain Senatore Cappelli and soft grain Verna varieties that have […]

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