2000 Soldera Brunello di Montalcino 'Riserva'
SKU: PARegular price $1,099.95
ETA February 2024
At harvest time, the grapes are hand-sorted three times to ensure that every bit of fruit is up to the family’s discriminating standards. The Sangiovese is then fermented in large Slavonian oak vats in the specially designed cellar of Soldera, away from temperature changes, humidity fluctuations, and vibrations. The cellar at Case Basse is located 14m underground and was built using only natural materials and carefully avoiding concrete. It is a place made for wine: “a belly destined to house and protect something precious,” to use Gianfranco Soldera’s own words. After the wine has completed fermentation, it is racked and aged, then bottled right in the cellar and aged another few months prior to the vintage release. Every one of their annual 15,000 resulting bottles is unparalleled.