Italy, December 2005-January 2006

The Soldera Cellar – designed by Lambardi

“Il Chianti e le terre del vino”

A. Cappelli


“The project for the cellar at Case Basse is based on the profound relationship that man has with the landscape, which comes from the awareness of being part of the landscape, being part of a whole that is preordained. In his wine making, Gianfranco Soldera has captured the profound relationship that has always bound us to nature”. Thus the architect Lambardi, who created it, describes the plan for the new cellar as Soldera wanted it, and continues, “at Case Basse nature rules and there is no chance of changing roles and letting technology replace the real aim of every work, which is the truth”. Soldera describes his invention as “a place made for wine, a place that is traditionally found underground, like a heart, a belly that contains and welcomes something precious, to be protected with a gravity system so that the wine is never pushed by mechanical movement and is never perturbed: stones, iron, wood, no insulation or cement, it can breathe, without any kind of stagnant humidity, with a constant temperature and humidity and a functional structure”.

(for further details see the page dedicated to the new cellar in the “talking Soldera” section)