The Montemaggio Estate is located in the Commune of Radda in Chianti in the heart of Chianti Classico region. It is situated where once a 14th century tower stood above the old Roman road between Siena and Florence. Montemaggio also features on a map, dating back to 1560, of the “Captains of the Guelph Party” that is housed in the Podestria di Radda. The name Montemaggio derives from “monte maggiore” (Big Mountain) which indicates its elevated location. The estate, which is a member of the Consortium of Chianti Classico, extends over an area of 70 hectares (about 190 acres) of vineyards, olive groves and woods; it is situated at 600 meters above the sea level. The vineyards which extend over 9 hectares (22 acres) mostly occupy a central position in the estate with remarkable south-west exposure in the terrestrial riches of galestro and alberese. They are mainly planted with Sangiovese, with addition of small portions of Merlot, Pugnitello and Chardonnay.
The philosophy of Montemaggio is quite simple – to produce a very high quality wine. Therefore we like to stay small as we are, in order to be able to control every plant we have and every bottle we make. Our wines are a 100% hand-made special product, that you will recognise as soon as you open the bottle. Montemaggio is following the organic principle in agriculture, in order to allow our customers to really appreciate the natural taste of our organic wine. During the harvest, grapes undergo a very strict selection in the vineyards, and after, in the winery. Production is completely hand harvested and only when the berries are fully ripened.