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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