The history of the Soldera Case Basse winery began in the early 1970s.
Gianfranco and Graziella Soldera nurtured a project to produce a high-quality natural wine and knew they could only achieve this if they found a terroir with certain essential features.
When they discovered Case Basse, they knew they had found what they were looking for: an enchanting estate, which lay uncultivated and abandoned at the time. Instinctively realising the potential of the place and bowled over by the beauty of the landscape, Gianfranco and Graziella decided to set up their winery here and planted the first vines between 1972 and 1973, carefully choosing the plots most suitable for growing Sangiovese.
It is thanks to the passion, dedication and care they devoted to this land that an extremely high-quality natural wine appreciated all over the world has been produced at Case Basse since the mid-1970s.
After Gianfranco Soldera passed away in February 2019, the family continued the business in full respect of the principles and founding values of Case Basse.
The excellence of the product according to nature, enhancing the ecosystem and garden, investments in studies and innovation and support for young researchers all make up the winery’s DNA.
Graziella Soldera, Monica and Paolo, Mauro and Valeria are strengthening this character today and will enhance it in future with renewed passion, each of them enriching it with their own personality.
The production philosophy that drove Gianfranco and Graziella Soldera’s project meant they could not forgo the search for a terroir with extraordinary characteristics, like the one they found at Case Basse: a hilly terrain, soil of volcanic origin, good drainage, rich in minerals but not very fertile; a dry climate with lots of sun; a pure and varied ecosystem.
From a production point of view, Soldera’s philosophy involved a completely natural approach to winegrowing.
At Case Basse the vines are tended to by hand without the use of weedkillers or any other chemical products. Also the harvest is done entirely by hand and the berries are selected one by one.
The winemaking process is completely natural and the wines age for long periods in large Slavonian oak barrels. This production method results in a very low annual production of extraordinary quality.
Case Basse’s natural context, combined with Gianfranco and Graziella Soldera’s great passion for vinegrowing and winemaking, enabled them to produce a unique wine, created for sociable moments, get-togethers and for the pleasure of drinking.