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 best contribution man can make to vinegrowing and winemaking is to heed farming culture and knowledge and to solve problems through the study and application of techniques that scientific and technological innovation have put at his disposal.
The size of the vineyards is limited (a total of 10 hectares), so that the plants can be worked by hand and the harvest, which is also manual, can be done in a short time.
Ageing: carried out in Slavonian oak barrels for 62 months followed by an additional six to 12 months in bottle before release.
The 2013 Sangiovese is the first wine at Soldera in which production bounces back to normal. Silky and beautifully perfumed in the glass, the 2013 is gracious, airy and wonderfully refined. Bright red cherry fruit, chalk, mint and wild roses soar out of the glass. It will be interesting to see where the 2013 goes in time. Over the years, I have learned that these wines have a way of transforming in bottle that is hard to predict. Today, the 2013 comes across as on the lighter side, although I have tasted some bottles that show more depth. [94 Points. Antonio Galloni – July 2020, vinous.com]