Massimago derives linguistically from Maximum Agium, the Latin words which mean maximum level of well-being. The estate is nestled in the valley of Mezzane, in the most hidden part of Valpolicella. Owned by the Cracco family (Camilla’s mother’s family) since 1883, it was renovated and relaunched as Winery and Wine Relais, in 2003.
Camilla Rossi Chauvenet
Young guardian and creator of Massimago.
“From a warm and inviting country home, Massimago has been transformed into an artist’s studio - a creative workshop where I can turn my ideas into reality...
Over the past 15 years it has been rising among other wineries as a company with a clear identity.
Over these years I’ve learned a lot from Nature, from people who believe in my project and especially from my mistakes and my successes.
Massimago walk together, tightly hand in hand, step by step, and sooner or later we will arrive, but please do not hurry us; time in nature is slow and unstoppable.”
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Our winery has grown slowly. From its beginnings in a garage it has become an full-functioning winery which allows us to carry on micro-vinification and blends to better valorize the quality of our grapes.
In 2017 we expanded the surface dedicated to both processing and wine ageing, to finally reach our maximum potential. We exploit the force of gravity in order to move the bulk wine from the fermentation area to the storage area.
The ageing occurs in two different cellars: one is dedicated to barriques and tonneaux, and then there is the big cellar room, underneath the master house, which contains the most important wines.
In our processes we limit the use of sulphites. Every year we start new experiments with the Oenology departments of the Universities of Milan and Conegliano (Padua).