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One thing that we always say to our clients is to follow their instinct because they are their best guide for their holidays in Tuscany. At Borgo Grondaie we love to give suggestions but to those who seem most curious and not at all frightened by the Italian roads and by our reckless way of driving, we suggest to become discoverers. This is because the beauty of a trip is the surprise, not all can be planned and written by others. You need to create your personal holiday in order to make it more emotional.
It may happen that suggestions comes from guests after their experience and discoveries as David, an Australian guest & friend, who suggested a tour in the Brunello area for a visit to Máté winery.
So my partner, my son and I enjoyed a day out in the wonderful Montalcino land. Paul, who knows wines from a professional point of view, would have been judge for what we were going to taste. I confess that I love wines and I love to drink wines but my palate is not so improved to the harmonious mechanisms of wine.
At the arrival at Máté we met Candice, owner and painter who bought the property twenty years ago together with her husband-writer, transforming their shelter-inspiration in beautiful winery.
I have written the word harmony in the title because this was the first impression entering the property. Their beautiful home surrounded by greenery and well-groomed gardens harmoniously blend into Tuscan ambiance, shows owners’ respect to the place that has hosted them. Candice seems born here as she is at ease with the property. She showed us their little cellar, we spent time talking about their vineyards and how the various types of soil presented inside their borders have influenced the choice of the various varieties apart from San Sangiovese grosso used for the production of Brunello.
Candice organized the tasting in her kitchen. The table ready with bottles, the fireplace, brick walls and the marble kitchen sink made the atmosphere surreal! Candice had prepared five of their wines. I was immediately struck by the beauty of the artistic labels while wine perfumes filled our glasses.
All wines tasted were of the highest level. They were harmonious, extremely pleasant with complex aromas, very attractive, surely loved by connoisseurs as by simple wine lovers.
Do you want to discover more? … Máté waits for you!
Oneglass is an Italian company that has had a wonderful idea: a single-dose pocket size pack of wine (100 ml).
Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie was intrigued and wanted to know more about this novelty.
For the first time a 100 ml innovative packaging: lightweight, unbreakable and pocket-size…easy to use and to carry wherever you go.
This kind of packaging, that maintains all the organoleptic characteristics of the wine, is made of paper (75%), polyethylene (20%) and aluminium (5%); that’s why it can be entirely recycled after use.
Considering the lower weight and reduced risk of breaking compared to a classic bottle, there are many possibilities of use: large shipments, special occasions such as day-trips or picnic; lunch break, canteen, self-service, wine tasting.
It also avoids waste because 100 ml is the right amount for tasting wine without having to open a bottle.
Oneglass sells four kinds of wine: two types of white ( Pinot Grigio and Vermentino) and two types of red ( Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese ).
At the Wine Business Summit ( platform for the exchange of new ideas and business for people in the wine industry coming from different backgrounds) at the Palais du Vin in Bruxelles on January 19th, 2013, Oneglass is in competition for the best innovative company in the wine industry. The winners will have the opportunity to raise their profile and give more visibility to their product.
If you want to express your preference you can do it by voting on: http://wbis.eu/application-vote/
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Along the freeway Florence-Siena, one wonders what that new and futuristic building, that we find in Bargino village (near San Casciano Val di Pesa), could be.
It’s the new Antinori’s winary, the result of an ambitious project strongly wanted by Antinori’s Family, who produces wine from 26 generations and, after five centuries, moves its headquarters from the center of Florence to the heart of “Chianti Classico”.The cellar was built excavating in a hill and then covering the building with the ground.
On the roof, for didactic purposes, a vineyard was planted that brings together all the varieties of the Chianti vineyards, even those almost forgotten.
Inside the building there are three aisles 75 meters long, where, at a constant temperature of 17 degrees, barriques and barrels rest for a potential production of two and a half million bottles per year.
In addition to the winery and bottling area, the building consists of a museum, wine tasting areas, one restaurant, 250-seat auditorium, offices, and one wine store.
The project of the new winery (that has great respect for the Tuscan environment and landscape) is unique because combines architectural innovations and modern technologies of wine making with the Antinori’s family tradition.
Opening is scheduled for February 2013.
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