History & Geography
Family-owned, the Montemaggio Estate is located in 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 in Italy.Montemaggio also is featured on a map, dating back to 1560, of the “Captains of the Guelph Party” that is housed in the Podesteria di Radda (City Hall). The name Montemaggio derives from “Monte Maggiore” (Big Mountain), which indicates its elevated position. 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 a high altitude of 450 to 600 meters above the sea level. The vineyards, which is comprised of 8 hectares (20 acres) has a central position in the estate with an exposure to southwest of remarkable importance. The soil is rich on galestro, sandstone, and alberese.
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