The Soldera Award for Young Researchers was set up by Gianfranco Soldera in 2010. It was the result of a production philosophy that sees research and the application of advanced non-invasive techniques as the key to achieving authentic natural vinegrowing that can produce a great quality wine.
The Sangiovese variety grown in Montalcino is one of the excellences of Italian winegrowing and is esteemed both on a national and international level, as are the varietal wines it produces.
The aim of the Award is to finance research and attract researchers’ attention in order to encourage them to work on themes connected to natural winegrowing with the Sangiovese variety (e.g. cellar practices and chemical, physical and sensory characteristics of the wines).
The Soldera Award also gives space to side topics related to winegrowing (e.g. efficient winery management, commercial competition, entering new markets and communication).
Together with other events linked to studies and research, thanks to this award the Soldera winery has consolidated its role as benchmark and breeding ground for young talent that wants to play a key role in the development of knowledge about the Sangiovese variety and its terroir wine.