Vignamaggio’s farm extends over 200 hectares in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, within the Greve in Chianti municipality, close to Florence and Siena. The vineyards are the heart of the farm and extend over 62 hectares. The Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia Bianca and Trebbiano varieties are situated in six environments with different soil and climate conditions.
Sangiovese is the main vineyard and occupies 82% of the grape growing area. The Cabernet Franc grapes, hidden among the Sangiovese vines for over 40 years, were rediscovered in the 90s giving rise to one of the estate’s finest wines.
Vignamaggio has always maintained the ancient artisanal wine making techniques and the fifteenth century cellars provide the right conditions for the wines maturation process to evolve naturally. There, the wine is aged for up to two years in oak barrels of varying sizes. The aging then continues in bottles for at least three months. Every step of the process is supervised by agronomist Francesco Naldi and winemaker Giorgio Marone.
Vignamaggio produces about 300.000 bottles a year, between Albaluce, Il Morino, Chianti Classico Terre di Prenzano, Chianti Classico Gherardino, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione “Riserva di Monna Lisa”, Wine Obsession, Cabernet Franc and Vinsanto.