Soldera, Tuscany, Italy

Producer Information

  • Wine region:  Tuscany

Producer Description

Gianfranco Soldera’s estate of just 8ha is Brunello’s most controversial. Sourced from some of Montalcino’s best slopes (next to Gaja’s PIEVE SANTA RESTITUTA), the grapes are grown organically with great effort going into not only maximising the fruit quality but also enriching the ecosystem. The winemaking is natural, with no temperature control, and a long and rigorous maceration precedes a stay of (often) more than five years in large oak botti. The resulting wines of, at times, extraordinary breadth and complexity can make most modern- styled efforts seem rather simplistic and one-dimensional. In certain vintages Riservas are now produced from the two different vineyards of Intistieti and Case Basse but these are not released until 6–7 years after the vintage. In other years a single Brunello is produced (designated Riserva if considered worthy). Problems of stability due to high levels of volatility have occasionally been an issue in the past, but the greatest dilemma for most would-be drinkers is which car to sell in order to buy a case or two. (£H). Information supplied by Wine Behind the Label

Contact details

Write to Loc. Case Basse 53024 Montalcino (Siena) Italy