History of the Wine Resort

New areas and new wines: a good part of the recent viticultural history of Tuscany could be subsumed under this title. In the latter, up until the mid-1970’s, Tuscany meant the simple and easy drinking red wines symbolized by the straw-covered flask.
Available all over the world, and something of a concrete metaphor for “Italy”, but surely not a wine suitable for extensive analysis or discussion. All of this has changed and the Le Buche estate of the Olivi family is an illuminating example of the phenomenon.
Le Buche Wine Resort

The Olivi family offers its guests accommodation in a farmhouse in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and peace and quiet. A large garden with various amenities extends around the house and there is also a beautiful infinity pool with slightly salted water, offering enjoyable moments of relaxation. Plenty of long walks and bike trips are available directly from the farm together with tours of the winery to taste the wines and local products, a real and unforgettable wine experience.
The farm holiday accommodation also includes a restaurant that offers a cuisine based mainly on typically Tuscan platters, cooked, according to the traditional recipes, with genuine products that perfectly match the wines produced on the farm. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Many Tuscan cities of art can be found in the near vicinity, from Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino to Siena, San Gimignano, Florence and Bagno Vignoni. Bedrooms

The double bedrooms are all en suite and offer every comfort, including a mini bar, Satellite TV, a safe and a Wi-Fi link. Furnished with taste, they reflect the typical style of the Tuscan countryside with antique furniture, a refined decor and windows overlooking the vineyards, the olive groves. The Deluxe rooms also have their own equipped terrace. Spa
The lower floor of the hotel hosts the spa, the tiny treasure of the Buche Wine Resort & spa, with a heated swimming pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, multi-sensory showers, relaxation area with herbal teas, fitness area and the possibility of booking treatments and massages.

Le Buche Wines

Sarteano, where the property is located, is an area where much of the land is composed of solid clays, and the principal type of agriculture once practiced was that of sheep herding. But there were exceptions, and one of these was the large vineyard known as “Vignone”, already pictured on 19th century maps and today corresponding to the “Le Buche” estate. New and advanced high density vineyards have been planted from 2002 on, and a great deal of different grape varieties have been planted, many of them surprisingly new for Sarteano. The reason behind these choices?

Very simple: an international team of expert agronomists are at work here - Laura Bernini from the University of Perugia, Andrea Paoletti, one of Italy’s most talented professionals, who works all over the world, and New Zealand’s Daniel Schuster, a world-famous consultant (to Ornellaia, to California’s Mandavi family etc.). They have planted, in addition to Sangiovese, such well known grapes as Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah and, as well, more exotic varieties such as Viognier, the Marches’ Verdicchio, and Pugnitello, an endangered native Tuscan vine that has been given a new life thanks to the researchers at the University of Florence. The line is rich and varied, the quality uniformly high, and the property something of a laboratory, a work in progress for the region.

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Adresses and Contacts
Le Buche Wine Resort & Spa
Strada Vicinale delle Buche 25, 53047 Saertano (SI)
Tel e Fax: 057875833
Le Buche Wine Resort & Spa info@lebucheresort.com