The Estate Maggi Francesco was founded around the '40s
We are located in Montescano,
with a small family business of 3 hectares only, in the very beginning, in hard times ruled by war and poverty.
During the '70s, the current Owners have had
the innovative idea
of placing the headquarters in Canneto Pavese, the centre of the Oltrepo Area
which is well-known for its grapes and its prestigious wines.
Right from the start, the Company enhanced its tradition, its culture
and the flavor of its hills and it still maintains its habits to masterfully manage the family business.
The Company is spread out over 25 hectares of vineyards divided in four Municipalities: Canneto Pavese, Montescano, Castana and Montù Beccaria. This area is known for the excellent wines such as Buttafuoco, Sangue di Giuda, Bonarda, Barbera, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Moscato and, last but not least, the superb Buttafuoco Storico.
The continuous research for improvements
has been giving excellent results on our products, bettering the level of the quality over the years and setting down one of our main target ever: the production of high-quality wines.
To achieve this result, the grape harvest is strictly carried out by hand to keep the skins intact until the grape crushing phase, operation that is done at a controlled temperature in the Cellar. The pruning is a fundamental operation for the production of important wines and it is done exclusively by a few experienced people.
We like to remind that our work
is closely connected to the climatic conditions.
This means that – from one year to another – the quality of the wine can change: it is important to underline the wine doesn’t have to be always the same, as each harvest is different from the previous one, in terms of quantity and quality.
Another focus we hold deep dear is the relationship of trust with customers,the private users in particular that cover about 70% of our sales; we thank them for the word – of – mouth which is the oldest and successful form of advertising and repays us for our commitment to produces fine wines.