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STUDIES AND RESEARCH

TO SUPPORT COMPLETELY NATURAL WINEGROWING

At Case Basse, winegrowing is a natural process supported by studies and research which enable the winery to produce a very high-quality natural wine.

SIS: Soldera Intelligent System

The Case Basse winery has an integrated monitoring system which uses advanced technology (IoT and Big Data) to enable it to follow the whole production process, starting with work done on the soil, control of weather conditions and the state of plants and grapes, up to must fermentation and monitoring the wine until it is bottled.

All of this is done thanks to sensors placed between vine rows, in the soil and barrels, which transmit data to the SIS (Soldera Intelligent System), a server that can also be consulted remotely, where it is recorded for the winery’s use, but also available to researchers all over the world.

The aim of the project is to integrate the main principles of natural winegrowing with new technology.

Past, present and future all come together at Case Basse, resulting in the excellence of a unique wine, made without artificially modifying the natural processes of winegrowing.

 

Soldera Case Basse®’s contribution to scientific research

The faculty of Microbiology at Florence University is one of Soldera’s scientific partners and is in charge of analyses that monitor the condition of grapes as harvest time approaches, as well as the winemaking stages and ageing. The way the wine behaves is followed through every stage right up to bottling.

To continue with, and as a consequence of, their commitment to scientific and technological research, the “Soldera Case Basse® Award for Young Researchers” was set up in 2010.

Research agreements

In line with its production philosophy, Soldera Case Basse® hosts various studies aimed at improving natural winegrowing through studies and the application of avant-garde technology.

The winery is currently conducting the following periodic studies at Case Basse:

 

  • Evolution of microflora of enological interest in vinification – Prof. M. Vincenzini, FoodMicroTeam s.r.l, Academic spin-Off of Florence University
  • Climatic change and water stress of the vine – Prof. M. Fregoni, Academic of Agriculture in France
  • Acarofauna and biodiversity – Prof. S. Simoni, CREA Florence
  • Project on molecular traceability – Dr R. Vignani, Siena University
  • “Studies on vine clone characterisation of the Sangiovese variety” – Prof. Luigi Bavaresco, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Florence
  • “Remote drone sensing” – Dr Filippo Di Gennaro, Institute of BioEconomy – IBENational Research Council – CNR, Florence
  • Studies on sensory analysis – Prof. L. Odello, IASA – Centro Studi Assaggiatori Brescia.
  • Vine entomology – Prof. Bruno Bagnoli
  • “Decision support services in viticulture” – Dr B. Girometta, Horta SRL

Conferences and study days

Conferences and study days are held at the winery on themes under research inspired by their fundamental guiding principles.