“Botte grande vino piccolo. Botte piccola vino grande.” ‘Small barrels preserve the best wine’ – We asked ourselves if the best things do come in small packages after all. Is there any truth to this popular Italian proverb? We asked Francesco, caretaker of Vignamaggio’s vines and wines for the past 30 years. From barriques and […]
So far, we have kept you up to date on activities in the vineyards during grape harvest season. But what happens after that? Activity now moves to the “Grape Reception” area, above of the cellar. The grapes are brought here by tractor to be washed, selected and de-stalked. After this, the grapes are pumped straight […]
After an extremely hot and dry summer, during the first harvest days, like manna from heaven, the rain finally arrived. Rains relieved the hydro-stress of the grapes. The grape’s skins were still hard, but thanks to the current thermal excursion, they are ripening well and getting softer. We have harvested so far Merlot, the white […]
It’s Friday afternoon and it’s been a long week. There’s that bottle of wine you bought on holiday and it’s on your mind: uncorking it, sitting down, feet in slippers and sipping a lovely glass of wine with a few snacks. But you will be tormented by a myriad of reasons to abandon this plan: […]
X is a letter, a blend of two consonants sounds, a symbol of the mysterious and unknown, a mark of danger or of a critical moment. For this particular Vinsanto, the X is primarily a number, the number 10, and refers to its years spent aging in oak barrels, in safe keeping on the top […]
The new label of our Morino. If you wish to see Morino’s new label just press here: IL MORINO – New Label Il Morino is a fresh, pleasant, aromatic wine displaying a ruby red colour and lively on the palate. Curious about its story? THE NAME Morino was the nickname of Silvano Damiani, a farmer […]
This year is a special one for Vignamaggio: Our vineyard area has increased by 40% compared with last year, the quantity of hand sorted grapes will double and we will be celebrating with you, our first grape harvest after our conversion to biological farming. Share!