2017, the harvest from Ay, Dizy, Hautvillers (66%) Avize and Oiry (34%). Winter and Spring were exceptionally dry; the beginning of Spring was mild but, in April, destructive frosts ravaged the vineyards, especially in the Côte des Blancs. Temperatures then rose and the weather was good until July. The end of the growing season was hot but very wet. The...
For the 2018 harvest in Aÿ, Dizy, Hautvillers (68%), Avize and Oiry (32%), the previous winter was exceptionally rainy, this was followed by a mild, stormy spring. The weather changed from June onwards, becoming fine and dry, resulting in a particularly early harvest: we started picking on 30 August and finished on 11 September. The vines were in perfect...
Producer: Jurij Fiore & Figlia
The 2021 Chianti Classico Sonocosì is fresh and light in body, all of which make it a good choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. This north-facing site at 550 meters in altitude yields a lithe, aromatically expressive Classico loaded with character. Vinification and aging in oak keeps the flavors vibrant.
List of products by producer Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera
Central to Soldera search for vinous perfection was the belief that 'time is the most important element if one's to make the best'. Gianfranco Soldera passed away in 2018 and today his wines represent among the purest and most ethereal expressions of Brunello di Montalcino.
Producer: Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera
Soldera's 1984 Brunello di Montalcino is almost shockingly good. Incredibly vivid from the first taste, the 1984 only improves with air, as it becomes fresher and even more nuanced. Sweet tobacco, dark cherry, licorice, smoke, leather and herbs are all suggestive of a Brunello that is fully mature, and yet the 1984 seems to find an extra register of...