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Le Terroir & le Vigneron – Jacky Rigaux – Terre en vues

Terroirs de Montenidoli – Elisabetta Fagiuoli “Elisabetta Fagiuoli est une vigneronne inspirée. Elle perpétue cette belle philosophie du terroir et du vin symbole de culture sur une terre où les étrusques, puis les romains, puis les Templiers firent pousser la vigne avec bonheur. Visiter son domaine, niché aux pieds de San Gimignano, au coeur de…

May 29, 2020
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Weißwein – Das Handbuch für Genießer

Godfrey Spence – 1999 Im Land des Chianti wir ein Weisswein erzeugt, der sich von allen neutralen Gallestros abhebt: der Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Dieser Wein galt einst als einer der grossten Italiens und bekam in den 60er Jahren als erster den Rang einer D.O.C. (das Pendant zur franzosischen AC) verliehen. Sein Anbaugebiet stieg daraufhin…

May 28, 2020
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Luigi Veronelli – Panorama, 11th September 1975

“A wine of 37 years ago, the quality of the bottle still very high. Very gently uncorked and slowly open to air it reveals an extraordinary finess. A magic colour, an aromatic fascinating bouquet; dry mushrooms, brushwood soft fruits, lightly spiced, peppery, rose, pomegranate, maraschino cherries.  On the palate a surprising freshness, with the strength…

May 27, 2020
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Challenge international du vin – Bordeaux – Vinexpo 1995

” La couleur jaune d’or soutenu atteste de son vieillissement. Il présente un nez d’une étonnante fraicheur, des parfums de coing, d’ épices évoluant vers des notes de cire, de miel et de saveurs résiniques. L’attaque vive est encore très fraiche. Il se manifeste ensuite par une bouche ronde et structurée malgré l’évolution. Il finit sur…

May 27, 2020
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A lunch with the dishes prepared by Antonella, the magic cook of Montenidoli

May 2020 Canaiuolo rosé of the Vintage: young and just in the bottle. The perfect wine for appetizers and for a welcome toast. Canaiuolo rosé of the past years: a proper wine, perfect with mussels and crustaceans, as we had today. Vernaccia Fiore: the refined and mineral white for delicate food. Colorino: a gentle soft…

May 27, 2020
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Graf Erwein Matuschka-Greiffenclau, the Lord of Riesling

Graf Erwein Matuschka-Greiffenclau, the Lord of Riesling, the heir of Schloss Vollrads, founded in 963, the oldest family-owned manor in Germany, was also the chairman of VOP-Rheingau and of Weinbauerbandes. We met him during a ‘Grüne Woche’ in Berlin. In 1997 he asked to stay in our guest house, La Fidanza, for a fortnight in…

May 20, 2020
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From the Kitchen

Montenidoli’s Vegetarian Quiche This is a delightfully refreshing summer dish, and will work very well with Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Fiore . Make a firm chickpea purée, season it to taste with salt and pepper, and spread it in a half-inch thick layer over a nicely decorated round serving dish. Wash and pat dry…

May 16, 2020
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The Vineyards of the Triassic

Ruggero Mazzilli “Triassico is a wine made from sangiovese grapes grown at a plot called Le Pianore of Montenidoli. At 450 metres above sea level, it is San Gimignano’s highest vineyard, situated amidst oak woods with a soil which is absolutely unique, composed of deep limestone rich in iron and magnesium. The viticulture has been…

May 4, 2020
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