USA, December 2005
“The wine advocate” By R.M. Parker
Gianfranco Soldera: wine personality of the year 2005
Italy, October, 2005
“A golden Riserva”
The October 2005 issue contained an in-depth article called “Una riserva d’oro” (“A golden Riserva”), dedicated to Case Basse and Brunello di Montalcino 1999 Riserva Soldera, a treasured wine “not to be missed,” writes Giorgio Rinaldi, “by anyone wanting to drink a great wine.”
Italiy, September 24th, 2005
“Soldera, the king of Brunello reveals its secrets” by E. Pagano
A memorable evening at the “Ippogrifo” restaurant in Genoa, with a vertical tasting of six vintages of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Soldera, has led to an article in the “il Secolo XIX” newspaper, with an in-depth interview with Gianfranco Soldera by Egle Pagano.
Italy, February-March, 2005
“Superb Montalcino – The lord of Brunello” by F. Ziliani
Franco Ziliani has underlined Gianfranco Soldera’s production choices, from grape growing to the maturation of wine, with complete respect for nature: only Sangiovese, without technological intervention and maturation in oak. And the result is great.
Italy, February 5th, 2005
“The Brunello Broker” by D. Thomases
D. Thomases writes of Gianfranco Soldera, “He has chosen the perfect terrain, looked after the vineyard and equipped the cellar perfectly.” In this article he talks about the philosophy of work and life. It is from this that products such as Brunello Soldera 1999 Riserva Intistieti are created, which “could easily be the best wine that this land has ever produced.”
Russia, December, 2005
“Soils and future of Brunello di Montalcino” by E. Scholes
A large article focused on Brunello di Montalcino was published in the Russian wine magazine “Vinnaya Karta”. The journalist, Eleonora Scholes, visited Case Basse.
Japan, n.24, 2004
“The wine kingdom”
A presentation of the Japanese market for Brunello di Montalcino 1994 Riserva Soldera.
Germania, July, 2004
“Der Querkopf – Gianfranco Soldera”
This special on Tuscany, published in Germany in the summer of 2004, wanted to anticipate the presentation of a really typical and unusual wine-growing setup.
Russia, May-June, 2004
“One who does not accept compromises” by M. Umnov
After meeting Gianfranco Soldera and visiting the farm, the Russian journalist M. Umnov gave his article the significant title of “One who does not accept compromises”.
Italy, April, 2005
“A splendid soloist”
The magazine wished to give prominence to the event of a day of vertical wine tasting, headlining the cover “World exclusive – almost thirty years of the best Brunello in existence tried and tested for you”.