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.
Pale garnet with leaf-mould arias and striking freshness. This glorious wine is so healthily pure and long, it’s like the most luxurious mouthwash. I remark that I feel I could almost enjoy this tonight but he assures me it needs another four years in cask. [18.5 Points, Jancis Robinson – April 2018, jancisrobinson.com]
Tasted from cask. A year described as ‘very easy’ by Gianfanco Soldera. 24,000 bottles expected from their 10 ha of vines, ‘classic’ quantity and quality.