To produce wine that is a clear expression of its zone of origin
Tenuta Buon Tempo lies in the extreme south of the Montalcino zone, surrounded by breathtaking countryside. The estate is in fact ‘embraced’ by the mountain range of the Tuscan Anti-Apennines (in which Monte Amiata towers above the rest) and by the Orcia river, the southern border of the Brunello appellation. Behind it lies the hill of Montalcino.
The absolute tranquility and sense of wellbeing felt by the current owners inspired them when choosing a name for it: it simply had to be called “Tenuta Buon Tempo”.
Per and Janet immediately realized the potential of this particular zone of Montalcino, and it is here that they have seen their life’s dream take shape: to produce red wine that is a perfect expression of its terroir.
The local climate is characterized by scarce rainfall and constant ventilation, thanks to the protection and the influence offered to the south by Monte Amiata and to the north by the hill of Montalcino.
Climate and soil are the principal ingredients for creating a favorable environment, so that the vines grow healthily and the grapes can express their organoleptic qualities to the full.
Our Vineyards and Terroir
Tenuta Buon Tempo covers 28 hectares, of which 14 are under vine. Ever since they arrived, the new owners have believed strongly in agriculture that is sustainable and preserves their precious soils and the environment that surrounds the estate.
It is in line with this ideal that they took the decision, right from start, to cultivate the vineyards organically, and the first vintage so certified will be the 2021. Their motives for taking this direction are ethical, production-related, but also have to do with quality.
The winery is the place where we accompany the wine as it undergoes all its transformations. It is here that, thanks to the indigenous yeasts on the grapes, the spontaneous fermentations take place in stainless steel vats and in large oak casks.
Tom Hyland, the well-known American wine critic and educator who writes for Forbes and Wine-Searcher, tasted a number of wines
We are really delighted to see our “P.56” Brunello di Montalcino quoted along with wines from other producers on this