Mezzane di Sotto, Valpolicella, Veneto
Located in the Val di Mezzane valley (Eastern Valpolicella) over a hill surrounded by woods, this gorgeous estate is managed with creativity and strong determination by Camilla Rossi Chauvenet and her coworkers. The name of the winery is from the Latin "Maximum Agium", maximum benefit. It has belonged to the Cracco family (Camilla’s mother family) since 1883 as a country house, but it has been completely reset in 2003 as an innovative winery, when Camilla decided to devote herself to the wine world. In 2004 she produced her first 1000 bottles. In 2014 the vineyard became certified organic. Massimago is a young wine company run by young people - the average age is less than 35 - but Camilla is the true heart and the brain of the winery. Massimago only uses their own grapes, all traditional varieties. The vineyards are part cultivated in pergola and part in guyot system from 330 to 1,000 feet above sea level.