Italia, April, 2005

The wine grotto


F. Rosseti

“The project for the new cellar at Case Basse by Stefano Lambardi reflects the philosophy behind Soldera’s wine-making: respect for the landscape, the environment and eco-compatibility.” Thus the author presents the building, lingering on the structure and materials: “Stone and corten steel. Primary building elements just as wine is the product of natural primary elements. This is a live space, able to breathe.” After describing the dry stone walls, he lingers on the fundamental fact that guarantees the wine excellent conditions for maturation, i.e. how it breathes; “the air penetrates between the stones, it filters through the ‘transparent’ walls, it circulates, flows and gathers the natural humidity of the earth.”