Soldera Case Basse Toscana 2016
Gianfranco Soldera is an icon—often mentioned in the same breath with the likes of Romano Dal Forno, Giovanni Conterno and Bruno Giacosa. He helped pioneer Brunello’s “new wave,” founding his Case Basse estate in 1972. By the early 1980’s his intensely concentrated, yet highly aromatic, Brunellos were already turning heads; yet, production of just a few hundred bottles kept the lid on his reputation until the stakes were raised with his 1990’s.
Due to the small production of all of these wines, combined with their devoted following, Soldera Brunello’s are among the most sought-after, and difficult-to-find, wines of Italy.
He left the Brunello DOCG and labels his wine 100% Sangiovese. He passed away in February 2018, so this will be one of the last vintages he oversaw.