2011 Sangiovese, Soldera Case Basse, Toscana, Tuscany, Italy - 75cl - LIMITED STOCK
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.
A warm year, 2011 offers a ripe, rich, enveloping evocation of Soldera’s Toscana IGP; this wine bursts from the glass with a profusion of ripe, red fruits, crushed wildflowers, fresh loam, and kisses of spice and earth. Silky and electric, the wine glides with a tactile grace, releasing a sweet inner perfume that finds its match in savory minerals and touches of herbs as it builds to a resounding crescendo. You’ll want to drink Soldera’s aromatic 2011 release right away (and you can), but it’ll be even better in a few years. Soldera has, since his first harvest in 1975, always vinified the same way–fermenting the grapes in conical oak vats, and aging the wine traditionally in large Slavonian oak for about five years, Soldera crafted just 350 cases of this exceptional wine in 2011.
Stunning nose, which has wonderful vibrancy, slight leafiness and gorgeous red fruit with liquorice. The sweetness of fruit is quite extraordinary, behind this there are sinewy tannins that are so balanced with the vibrant zesty mineral core. This has such a lightness of touch – with the subtle leafy character that grows and grows with the wine.