2 September 2023

A downy mildew makes for a sad harvest in 2023

Due to a fungus organism that attacked the vines at the beginning of the summer, the 2023 harvest at Montefioralle seems to be the scarcest ever registered in 50 years

14 October 2022

The harvest of 2022

Here is the final report on the 2022 season in our Montefioralle vineyard. The harvest has just ended and these are our notes hot off the press.

13 July 2022

Is it safe to ship wine in the summer?

We have used temperature control devices for our international shipping for a year. Here are the results!

12 March 2022

Tasting of barrel samples for the vintages 2020 and 2019

Lorenzo’s tastings of barrel samples that still need to be bottled.

25 November 2021

How to taste an old vintage

What can you expect from a wine that is a couple of decades old? Manila offers advice on the best way to taste an old vintage red wine.

3 September 2021

Chianti Classico 2019 and Riserva 2018, the winning combination!

Lorenzo presents the Chianti Classico 2019 and the Riserva 2018: two such outstanding vintages in a row does not happen very often.

23 July 2021

The first test of maturation in ceramic vessels for our wine

We matured a Chianti Classico and a Chianti Classico Riserva for 12 months in Clayver ceramic vessels. Thereafter, we organized comparative wine tastings to better try and understand the potential. This is how it went.

14 May 2021

The recipe for Peposo (peppery stew)

Many of you have asked about a dish to pair with the most structured of our red wines such as the Riserva, Gran Selezione, and IGT Monteficalle. Manila will explain how you can make this traditional Tuscan meat dish.

24 March 2021

The advantages of natural cork

Many have asked us why we haven’t switched yet to one the many alternative stoppers available today. We are convinced that cork is still the best choice for our wines. Let us tell you why.

7 November 2020

The main difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico

Chianti and Chianti Classico share the same name but they are two significantly different wines. Let’s take a closer look at why.

29 May 2020

Red wine temperature: how to drink and enjoy it during the summer

Some recommendations from Lorenzo about how to better taste red wines even in very warm weather.

13 May 2020

Our ragù and meatball recipes

Here we give you some of Manila's food recommendations to pair with our red wines at the guided tastings.

5 April 2020

The maturation curve for wine

How does a wine change through aging? How long is the right time to wait before drinking a bottle of wine? Let us discover more about this together with Lorenzo.

14 March 2020

Our Gran Selezione, an “experimental” wine

At Montefioralle, the Gran Selezione was the beginning of a new challenge for our family with the possibility to find space for a new wine, a wine with a strong identity, that would be different from other wines in our selection.

7 November 2019

Wines from Iowa at Montefioralle

How come there are two bottles of wine produced in Iowa, in the US, on the table at Montefioralle? Well, it is a long story that had its beginning a couple of years ago.

8 October 2019

The harvest of 2019

We have reached the end of the harvest of 2019, the 51st for our winery.

4 June 2019

The Legend of the Black Rooster, the Symbol of the Chianti Classico

The Black Rooster is a very important symbol for all the Chianti Classico producers.

17 April 2019

How our Monteficalle IGT was born

In the early 1980s, that Fernando also felt like trying to plant a couple of hundred Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines in a new vineyard lot at the Montefioralle estate.

8 March 2019

Tasting the new vintages (2016 -2017)

In order to check the evolution of the wine and to be sure that there are no problems during the maturation period, every now and then we taste samples from all of our barrels.

16 February 2019

The Vin Santo 2015 has been released

We have just finished the filtering and bottling in January and we are now ready to release the Vin Santo 2015.

1 June 2018

Celebrating 50 harvests: our memories

On the occasion of the 50th harvest at Montefioralle, we retraced the historical memories of these years with the Sieni family and their friends via a video reportage.

31 March 2018

Recipe of cookies with raisins

Alessia’s famous recipe of her `cantuccini` with raisins, cookies that pair excellently with our Vin Santo.