TENUTA MONTENISA

Calino, the Maggi counts, and the Antinori Marquises

“The Montenisa estate is located in the heart of Franciacorta, to be precise around the hamlet of Calino, the jewel of this lovely part of Italy where old palaces, convents, abbeys, and small churches dot the green hillsides and glacier-carved valleys have witnessed centuries of history pass by.

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Calino

The history of this hamlet goes far back in time: according to certain sources, the name is of Greek origin, others instead maintain that it comes from the Latin word “callis”, a small street.

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The Maggi Counts

In 1158 the hamlet was ceded to a noble local family by the bishop of Brescia, and towards the end of the 19th century Lavinia Calini, who married Gaetano Maggi, inherited the property, which has remained part of the patrimony of this noble family of Brescia to this day.

Among the family’s descendants was Count Aimo Maggi, who conceived and symbolized the famous “Mille Miglia” automobile race; his wife, Countess Camilla, who lived in the splendid Villa Maggi, was a much loved figure in Franciacorta.

In 1999 the history of the Antinori Marquises crossed paths with that of the Maggi counts

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The Antinori Marquises

The vineyards surrounding the proprietary villa of the Maggi family have been the heart of the production of Marchese Antinori Franciacorta since 1999.

TENUTA MONTENISA

Calino, the Maggi counts, and the Antinori Marquises

“The Montenisa estate is located in the heart of Franciacorta, to be precise around the hamlet of Calino, the jewel of this lovely part of Italy where old palaces, convents, abbeys, and small churches dot the green hillsides and glacier-carved valleys have witnessed centuries of history pass by.

THE ESTATE

Calino

The history of this hamlet goes far back in time: according to certain sources, the name is of Greek origin, others instead maintain that it comes from the Latin word “callis”, a small street.

THE ESTATE

The Maggi Counts

In 1158 the hamlet was ceded to a noble local family by the bishop of Brescia, and towards the end of the 19th century Lavinia Calini, who married Gaetano Moggi, inherited the property, which has remained part of the patrimony of this noble family of Brescia to this day.

Among the family’s descendants was Count Aimo Maggi, who conceived and symbolized the famous “Mille Miglia” automobile race; his wife, Countess Camilla, who lived in the splendid Villa Maggi, was a much loved figure in Franciacorta.

In 1999 the history of the Antinori Marquises crossed paths with that of the Maggi counts

THE ESTATE

The Antinori Marquises

The vineyards surrounding the proprietary villa of the Maggi family have been the heart of the production of Marchese Antinori Franciacorta since 1999.

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