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5199 CASE BASSE DI GIANFRANCO SOLDERA TOSCANA IGT 100% SANGIOVESE 2008 750ml
5199 CASE BASSE DI GIANFRANCO SOLDERA TOSCANA IGT 100% SANGIOVESE 2008 750ml


 
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TOSCANA IGT SOLDERA?

This wine was to be released as "Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. But he released this vintage as "Toscana IGT" because resigned from Brunello Consorzio.

On December 2, 2012, the cellars at Case Basse estate were broken into and the taps opened on the Brunello barrels, draining more than 62,000 liters of aging vintages from 2007 to 2012. The damage destroyed about three-quarters of the production of the six vintages, leaving only about 22,000 liters that will be bottled over the next few years.

In the aftermath of the vandalism that destroyed most of Soldera's production, members of the Brunello di Montalcino consorzio, in an act of solidarity, publicly offered to donate some of their wine to Soldera, who refused. Soldera later told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that the gesture, which would have meant putting his label on wines made by others, was “inadmissible and offensive, a fraud to consumers." He resigned from the consorzio on March 22 2013.

Soldera released a 2006 Toscana IGT, obviously made with 100 percent sangiovese, that had already been bottled when his cellars were vandalized. (by WineSeracher.com)

Tiny volume of 2008 was bottled as Toscana IGT. Its quality and specification is exactly same as Soldera's Brunello di Montalcino Riserva.

Announcement from SOLDERA

As we announced in the press releases of 22nd March and 7th May 2013, about a quarter of the whole quantity of the 2007 to 2012 vintages, which were ageing in the cellar at the time of the criminal damage that occurred on 2nd December 2012, were saved, with different amounts for each vintage. Given the very limited availability of the 2007 vintage (just over 2000 bottles), we have decided to present the two vintages 2007 and 2008 together. Therefore we are delighted to announce to the market, the release of the 2007 and 2008 vintages: each one is the unique expression of our special terroir, made only from Sangiovese grapes from our own vineyards, fermented naturally with native yeasts and without pressing or filtering or the addition of additives, except sulphites.

Each vintage comes with a tech sheet, a scientific report drawn up by Professor Massimo Vincenzini (Department of Microbiology of Florence University) and Professor Luigi Odello (International Academy of Sensory Analysis), resulting from studies in progress at Case Basse (including the one on traceability by Dr Rita Vignani) and summarising the main facts.





Gianfranco Soldera 在 1970年代當保險經紀人賺到錢後,夢想是到 Piemonte 的 Barolo 去買片葡萄園,可是事與願違的遍尋不著,經人介紹後轉到 Montalcino 找到了一片原本荒廢的優質土地,創立了 Case Basse 莊園,酒莊位於 Montalcino 的西南方,獨特的丘陵地形,乾燥的氣候,陽光充足霧氣少,使這塊有著 320公頃的莊園土地上能培育出非常出色的酒。

Gianfranco Soldera 的太太是一位園藝植物學家,他們把這荒棄的土地,種植了上千種的各式樹木花草並有生態水池,鳥類昆蟲飛舞其中彷彿伊甸園一般的人間仙境,這不僅多樣性了葡萄園裡的生態,對葡萄開花授粉也有莫大的幫助。他們深信:高品質的產物需要依賴最自然且完整的生態系統。

葡萄採收發酵後都是放入南斯拉夫大型橡木桶裡,之後再適時取出裝入瓶中,這些步驟都是 Gianfranco Soldera 決定的,唯一可參與的外人就是擁有 65年釀酒經驗的試酒專家( Master taster ) Giulio Gambelli (也是 Montevertine 酒莊的顧問),Giulio 是許多義大利大師級釀酒人的導師,Gianfranco Soldera 是這樣形容這位偉大的導師 : 假如當初我把酒莊設在 Piedmont,我就不會遇見 Giulio Gambelli,他教我如何領略什麼是最真實的甜美、底蘊、悠長和更優雅和諧的 Sangiovese ,是可以和酒中之王 Nebbiolo 葡萄品種一樣受人敬重的。

酒莊另一個成功的秘訣是,他們在很早以前就和當地的弗羅倫斯大學 Florence University 合作,共同研究如何釀出最好葡萄酒,在多年的努力後 Soldera 的酒展現出無比的精進。

Soldera 酒標是一款海豚的標誌非常引人注目,海豚在希臘神話中是被用來祭奠酒神(Bacchus)巴庫斯的靈性動物,酒神得到高興滿足後,便會教人們如何釀酒Soldera 的酒標意味著這是神釀的酒

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在一堆 Montalcino 葡萄酒的盲飲評比中,很容易分辨出 Soldera 的酒,所有大師都公認 Soldera 的 Brunellos 有著無以倫比的清新感和令人難以捉摸的馥郁優雅,並有天使般飄逸的香氣,口感則柔細的婉如玫瑰花瓣。

所有人都認為 Terroir 風土條件非常重要時,Gianfranco Soldera 卻堅信唯有再加入 ”人” 的因素才是最重要的,畢竟照顧好葡萄和釀酒無一不是釀酒人的意志展現,很快的他馬上展現出釀酒的天份,再加上追求極至完美的固執性格,讓 Soldrea 不僅成為 Montalcino 最好的酒莊,也是世界上最好的酒莊,畢竟在偉大的佳釀背後總有偏執狂一般不妥協的偉大人物

酒莊莊主 Gianfranco Soldera 只賣酒給懂得並喜愛 Soldera 的人,要買它的酒都要經過他的考驗才能取得些許的配額。


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