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Current Wines

Below is Montemaggiore's portfolio of current-vintage wines, reflecting our focus on mountain-grown estate Syrahs. Due to limited production, some wines may only be available to Club members (who must login to order). Note that information on our winemaking philosophy in general can be found below.

Vintage
2016

Our flagship wine expresses the rich and intense flavors of its mountainside terroir, balancing black fruit flavors with spicy, earthy notes.

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SKU: 16Syr
Vintage
2016

This Syrah-Viognier blend marries the depth and complexity of Syrah with a light touch of aromatic Viognier. The 2016 vintage is noted for its overall balance and intensity of flavor, much like the spectacular 2013 vintage.

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$45.00
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SKU: 16Sfa
 
Vintage
2016

Our own special blend of Cabernet and Syrah. 2016 was an excellent vintage resulting in wines that are elegant, balanced, and age-worthy.

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$48.00
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SKU: 16Nob
Vintage
2013

The pinnacle of our portfolio, only bottled in exceptional vintages. This wine exhibits extraordinary depth, intensity and complexity.

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SKU: 13Res
 
 

Montemaggiore specializes in Syrah because it's our favorite varietal—but above all, our terroir yields Syrah grapes with exceptional flavors! Due to our focus on a single varietal, we can research, experiment, and perfect the growing and vinification of Syrah to bring you world-class wines.

Minimalist Approach
When it comes to winemaking, Montemaggiore takes the minimalist approach—we don't like to add to, subtract from, or otherwise manipulate the wine. This philosophy reflects the traditions of our Italian ancestors, who have proven that minimalism maximizes the preservation and expression of the unique flavors of the grapes' terroir. 

Preserving our Uniqueness
Being our winemaker, Lise believes that nature usually does the right thing when not interfered with—which is the way wine has been made for centuries. For example, we:

We process our grapes and age our wine with a gentleness and minimalism usually reserved for the finest Pinot Noirs (known to be the most sensitive of varietals).

Experimentation
Just because we are minimalists, doesn't mean we don't like to experiment. For example, we've experimented with natural fermentations (also known as spontaneous fermentations), where we don't add yeast. We've experimented with whole cluster fermentations, in other words not destemming the grapes. Lise might even argue that both these experiments are even more minimalistic. Of the experiments, some have turned into regular practice, and others we won't repeat anytime soon—but either way, because we specialize in a single varietal and only utilize grapes from our own estate vineyards, our experiments are particularly edifying!