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Montemaggiore Blog

We are winegrowers not professional writers, thus this blog will probably only be updated a few times a year.  In fact most of these posts either have appeared or will appear in our quarterly newsletter. Having said that, we hope you enjoy our insights on winemaking and winegrowing on a boutique level.  We welcome your opinions and questions—and even your suggestions on future topics. 

Lise Ciolino
 
May 17, 2017 | Lise Ciolino

Wine Cocktails...really?

A hot trend these days are Wine Cocktails. What are they? Why adulterate a good wine? Lise relates her newfound experience making wine cocktails with bitters. You might be very surprised!  Continue »

Lise Ciolino
 
May 1, 2014 | Lise Ciolino

Blending Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier into 3Divas

White Rhône blends are a great alternative to the ubiquitous Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Each of the three main varietals have wonderful aromas, which adds layers of complexity&which is why Montemaggiore decided to add 3Divas to the portfolio.  Continue »

Lise Ciolino
 
January 15, 2014 | Lise Ciolino

In Vino Veritas: Syrafina gives a nod to Côte Rôtie

The newest wine in Montemaggiore's portfolio, Syrafina, was inspired by Côte Rôtie, the Rhone sub-region in France that produces Syrahs with a secret ingredient.  Continue »

Lise Ciolino
 
September 14, 2011 | Lise Ciolino

Syrah in Hermitage versus Healdsburg

Vincent and I went to the "Mecca" of Syrah and stayed in Tain L'Hermitage to revel in the wines, the vineyards, and the fabulous food. We couldn't help comparing and contrasting our vineyard and winery in Healdsburg with those of Hermitage.  Continue »