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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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From our Blog


FROM TREE TO BREAD
Posted on Thursday November 19, 2020

  During the past few weeks, the entire farm has been abustle with the olive harvest. Up and down the stone terraces, and up on the sunny slopes (or rain drenched slopes like the last couple of days), the magic of Autumn is in the air, with smoke from burning wood mingling with the morning […]

FROM TREE TO BREAD Vignamaggio Blog.



RECIPE: ARTICHOLE, CARAMELISED ONION AND BRIE TART
Posted on Wednesday October 21, 2020

This recipe, created in collaboration with Freakytable, is perfect for those cool early-autumn evenings when spending some extra time in the kitchen with a glass of your favourite wine becomes quite appealing. Our fresh artichokes preserved in oil, complemented by the rich flavour of Brie, are sure to inspire you. For the pastry: (The recipe […]

RECIPE: ARTICHOLE, CARAMELISED ONION AND BRIE TART Vignamaggio Blog.



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, […]

OUR GRAPES Vignamaggio Blog.