A family passion
The love for the land, for the vine and for its products has accompanied the Bontempi family for generations. The figure of the grandfather Luigi Bontempi, nicknamed "Balenc" (staggering in local dialect) since he was a child, was undoubtedly the very first inspiration for the birth of this new winemaking reality. He transmitted his care and passion for the vineyard to his son Emiliano, who, with the strong support of his wife Maria – owner of the company – and the fresh enthusiasm of his daughters Erika and Elisabetta – production manager –, has carried out the realization of an ambitious project that continues to smell like home.
Tradition meets innovation: our philosophy
The strong connection to the most genuine local tradition and to the territory is not only evident from the family history, but it emerges also from the choice of the name of the winery. The expression "le cantorie" comes directly from the local dialect and, according to the local elders, derives from the endless singing of the cicadas that animates the hill during the harvest period.
The sweet memory of the past, however, meets in the company, a strong interest in modernity, innovation and functionality. New organization, new spaces and new production techniques are harmoniously integrated in what appears to be an eighteenth-century castle, creating an evocative framework.
The successful union of these two instances is reflected in the structure, made with local stone extracted directly from the hill with a view to the promotion of territory and of eco-sustainability, that contribute to build our identity.
The annual production of Le Cantorie currently reaches 75,000 bottles, obtained exclusively through the direct processing of grapes from our own vineyards.
The range of Franciacorta wines offered by our winery includes only vintage wines, which boast long aging periods of at least thirty months, a time much longer than the one imposed by the DOCG production rules. Not only Franciacorta, anyway: the promotion of the red wines typical of the area has a leading role in our production, which includes valuable, full-bodied and well-structured reserves.