Soldera

Toscana IGT

Graziella and Gianfranco Soldera have worked for 40 years to enhance the land and soil that nourishes their Sangiovese vineyards in Case Basse. More than just a winery, the property has played host to ongoing viticultural research and constant efforts to improve winemaking in the region. They enforce an utmost adherence to nature and terroir, hardly interfering in the vinification process and thereby deferring always to the inherent nuances and splendor of their fruit. Gianfranco Soldera’s natural vinegrowing and winemaking project is based on a fundamental principle: to produce a fine wine it is necessary to look after not only the vines, but also the surrounding environment. The cellar at Case Basse is located 14 m underground and was built using only natural materials and carefully avoiding concrete. It is a place made for wine: “a belly destined to house and protect something precious,” to use Gianfranco Soldera’s own words. Every one of their annual 15,000 resulting bottles is unparalleled.

Tasting Notes

The aromas were unbelievably exotic and complex. Ripe cherries, cranberries, charcuterie, grilled herbs, ash, tomato vine and sweet tea tingled your nose. The palate was incredibly pure and focused. Again, beautiful ripe cherries, cranberries, and cedar intermixed with bright acidity and sweet silky tannins


Cultivation

Soldera uses 100% natural farming and winemaking methods. All grapes are harvested by hand and meticulously destemmed, sorted, and individually inspected.


Vinification

Natural fermentation is carried out in Slavonian oak vats. Frequent remontages, tastings, and tests are performed on the wine as it ferments.


Aging

Soldera ages five years in large Slavonian oak casks, away from noise, temperature changes and odors.

APPELLATION

Toscana IGT

VARIETAL

Sangiovese

ABV

14%

ALTITUDE

320 meters

PHILOSOPHY

Biodynamic, Organic

AVERAGE AGE

45 years

ANNUAL PRODUCTION

15,000 btls

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