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Tenuta Buon Tempo is an estate located in the far south of the territory of Montalcino, near Castelnuovo dell’Abate, in an area with a particular vocation of winegrowing. The company name aims to highlight the pleasant peace and quiet that characterize this splendid valley, Buon Tempo being the Italian for “good time”.
65,000 bottles of Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino are made every year along with a very small and highly selected production of Brunello Riserva in exceptionally good years.
Reduced rainfall, constant ventilation, poor soils and excellent exposure make Tenuta Buon Tempo an ideal place for the production of high quality, outstandingly elegant wines. This is due to the influence and the protection offered by Mount Amiata to the south and by the hill of Montalcino to the north.
Tenuta Buon Tempo stretches for 65 acres, 30 of which cultivated as vineyards. About 13 acres of these are devoted exclusively to Brunello di Montalcino.
The vineyards are all situated around the villa and the modern cellar, at an average altitude of 1,148 feet above sea level, with south-easterly exposure.
The main composition of the soils is Galestro marl and sandstone, with a rich presence of heavy stone with considerable variability within a very short distance.
The only grape variety grown is Sangiovese Grosso because it is the finest expression of the typical characteristics of Montalcino and the only variety that can be contained in its most prestigious wines, Rosso and Brunello, which represent the estate’s entire production.
The Tenuta Buon Tempo cellar combines state-of-the-art vinification technology with a traditional structure situated entirely underground. This allows perfect control of the ambient temperature, considerable energy savings and a reduced environmental impact.
The impressive barrel cellar houses 150 barrels made of French oak, in which our Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino rest and age.
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