Nestled in the hills of Siena in the heart of the land of the Etruscans, a land of great wines, where
nature is still pristine and the rolling landscape is like a work of art, Le Buche Farm produces wine
with a passion, in which technological innovation joins forces with the classical methods of Tuscan
master grape growers.
Giuseppe and his son Riccardo developed a new grape growing and winemaking project, with the
help of the agricultural and enological consultants Laura Bernini, Andrea Paoletti and Prof. Daniel
Currently the Le Buche estate has 27 hectares of vineyard planted in 2002 with a high density 6,666
plants per hectare. A recent purchase of 4 hectares of old vine Trebbiano, Malvasia and Sangiovese
complete Cantine Olivi.
They champion French varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot,
Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier, growing right alongside traditional Italian varieties of Sangiovese,
Malvasia, Trebbiano and Verdicchio. The ancient indigenous Tuscan variety of Pugnitello – rediscovered
and studied by a team led by Prof. Bandinelli of the University of Florence – was planted in 2005 at the
Le Buche Farm.
Pugnitello, so named because the grape bunches are small but shaped like a fist (pugno in Italian). It
is a dark skinned variety with high potential for wine. The wines are deeply coloured with rich fruit
flavours, firm yet smooth tannins and fresh acidity, and benefits from barrel ageing.
Three ½ Stars – Winestate March/April 2015
2008 Le Buche
Diploma di Merito – X Selection Top 100 Tuscan Wines
Three Stars – Winestate March/April 2015
Diploma d’Onore – X Selection Top 100 Tuscan Wines
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