HISTORY AND COMPANY
In the south-west area of Montalcino there is the Case Basse estate, extended over a total area of 23 hectares and belonging to Gianfranco Soldera and his wife Graziella since the early 1970s. Moved from the outset by the intention to produce a Brunello of the highest quality, Gianfranco and Graziella have set up a project based on deep convictions, in which nature and the ecosystem represent the two indisputable cornerstones. Starting from this, culture and ancient traditions are combined with innovation and research, creating an inseparable pair, which is found both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Among the rows, the vines do not know either herbicides or pesticides, and are fertilized exclusively with organic substances. Vineyard extensions are reduced to allow manual processing and harvesting in a short time. Pruning is twofold: the short, winter one and the green one. The thinning of the grapes and a limited autumn leaf removal favor the lighting of the bunches and the optimal maturation of the fruit. In the vineyards the absolute protagonist is the Sangiovese, the variety that more than any other has contributed to the fame in the Montalcino area in the world. In the cellar the vinification is carried out in Slavonian oak vats, without ever resorting to the addition of selected yeasts. Lastly, aging, which can last up to five years, is carried out in large barrels, also of Slavonian oak. This is how the Soldera wines are born, wines of the highest quality and characterized by great elegance, capable of increasing their prestige and offering ever greater suggestions over the years. Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG "Case Basse" is certainly one of the most successful Italian wines, known in every part of the globe and recognizable thanks to the unmistakable label depicting the dolphin, sacred symbol of the God Dionysus, designed by the painter Pietro Leddi. Soldera wines have great aging potential and are perfect for celebrating the most important occasions, after having been jealously guarded in the cellar for at least a decade.