Bùcine is an estate winery in Località Bùcine in the Montalcino region of Tuscany. It located along the municipal road of Canalicchio, on the north-eastern slope of the Montalcino hill, at an altitude of 350 to 400 m above sea level.
Owner: Laura Sala.
Location: Bucine is located along the municipal road of the Canalicchio, on the north-eastern slope of the Montalcino hill, at an altitude between 350 and 400 meters above sea level. The view from the square in front of the cellar and the farmhouse sweeps over the Crete Senesi (in the center the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is clearly visible), on the right one can see Pienza, San Quirico d’Orcia and in the distance Radicofani, while on the left beyond Buonconvento one can see Murlo and in the distance Siena.
History: The historical nucleus of the Podere dates back to 1800 and the name Bucine derives from the fact that the original inhabitants came from the locality of the Valdarno di Bucine. The property was bought in 1980 by Montalcino farmers, who sold the farm and its 3 hectares of land when they retired and move to the town of Montalcino itself. The farm was composed of scattered olive groves, not in intensive cultivation. In the early 1990s the first vineyard of 0.3 hectares was planted near the farm (still in production) and another 5 hectares was added, including two hectares of chestnut forest. In 1995, 500 olive trees were planted in the most recently acquired land on the farm (the trees were spaced at 6×3 metres). In the late 1990s the acquisition of another hectare of olive grove took place with about 100 olive trees in the northern part of the farm and bordering the original nucleus. In 2002 1.3 hectares of vines were planted, bringing the total size of the vineyards to 1.6 hectares. In 2007–2008 the complete renovation of the farmhouse took place, with the construction of a new underground cellar of about 80 square metres. At the same time, a stone structure (formerly a pigsty) was turned into an area for visits and tastings.
Vineyards: The farm surface is about 10 hectares, of which 1.6 hectares of vineyards (1 hectare of Brunello di Montalcino, the remainder Rosso di Montalcino). The Sangiovese vineyards are arranged in a longitudinal direction with respect to the Montalcino hill. The vines face north east. The first vineyard, adjacent to the farmhouse, of 0.3ha, was planted in 1992. The main vineyard, of 1.4 hectares, planted in 2002, is along the north-eastern slope of the hill of Montalcino at an altitude of 350–400 metres above sea level and has an exposure to the North and East. The soil is clay rich in stones. The vines spurred cordon trained. Vine spacing is 90 cm with a 2.7 meter inter-row.
Winery: This was enlarged during the renovation of the farmhouse in 2007–2008, and is divided into three sections for fermentation, ageing and bottling. The grapes are destemmed and fall by gravity into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The wines age in wooden vats located in the oldest part of the building, corresponding to the ground floor of the historic farmhouse. There is another area for bottling and storage. There is also a room, adjacent to the aging cellar, called olearium, where the extra virgin olive oil is stored in stainless steel tanks.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Bucine
Azienda Agricola Bùcine
Località Bùcine, n. 304
I-53024 Montalcino (Siena), Italy