A unique and ideal environmental context
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.
Working at the winery alongside Gianfranco and Graziella, is their daughter Monica and her husband Paolo who, together with Monica’s brother Mauro, have learned from their parents’ experience and carry it forward to guarantee continuity in their tradition, towards the future.
The ingredients for producing a superior quality natural wine
Nature and passion
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 ones they found at Case Basse: a hilly terrain, soil of volcanic origin, good drainage and 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 entailed a completely natural approach to vinegrowing and winemaking.
At Case Basse the vines are tended to by hand and weedkillers, or any other chemical products, are not used. 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 gives 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, means they have been able to produce a unique wine, created for sociable moments, get-togethers and for the pleasure of drinking.