"I produce on average 15,000 bottles a year, but I drastically reduce this number if the vintage is not up to scratch due to bad weather.
27 out of 30 vintages have been excellent: this is a record. The best one was the historic 1979 vintage.
In any case, wine is always subjective: the same bottle may be worth 500 euros for one person and not even 1 euro for another."
– Gianfranco Soldera
Soldera only uses grapes from the winery’s vineyards: 100% Sangiovese variety, skilfully selected by hand, right down to each berry, to get only the best out of the territory.
Fermentation is completely natural: it takes place in large vertical Slavonian oak vats, thanks to native microorganisms which develop spontaneously in situ, and without using artificial yeasts.
Fermentation occurs entirely spontaneously in an ideal environment. The complex processes of nature are monitored by comparing experience that comes with decades of observation with daily analyses of the fermenting must carried out by research institutes.
While ageing, the wine is regularly tasted and analysed for chemical, physical and microbiological parameters. It is only thanks to this continual monitoring of the natural wine-ageing processes that we can establish the right time for racking, which is the only operation done at this stage.
At Case Basse bottling is done directly in the cellar so that the wine can go from the barrel to the bottling machine while maintaining an ideal environment in terms of humidity and temperature.
Also the empty bottles remain in the same place before bottling. For the same reason, the bottled wine rests for a few months in the cellar before being labelled, packed and shipped.
Wine is a “living substance” and can be strongly affected by its surroundings and any movement it is subjected to.
Soldera Case Basse boasts a very limited and exclusive production, which is the result of passionate work aimed at creating a great wine through completely natural winegrowing processes.
Toscana IGP 100% Sangiovese Soldera Case Basse
Since 2013 (with the 2006 wine) the winery has labelled its products as Toscana IGT/IGP Soldera Case Basse 100% Sangiovese.
Brunello di Montalcino Soldera DOCG
In 1982 the first Brunello Soldera was sold (the 1977 vintage).
Brunello was produced until 2006, including a “Riserva” in some years.