Montalcino rallies round as Soldera’s Brunellos are destroyed (Decanter.com)

Posted: December 5, 2012 by wynmaker in Cellars, Europe, Italy, Vintage, Wine, Wineries, World wine news
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Vandals have destroyed thousands of litres of ageing Brunello in the cellars of cult producer Gianfranco Soldera.

 

Montalcino Brunellos are destroyed.

Montalcino Brunellos are destroyed.

 

The cellars at Soldera’s Case Basse estate in Montalcino were broken into and the taps opened on all of his Brunello barrels, draining the every litre of vintages from 2007 to 2012 – more than 600 hectolitres (60,000 litres) of ageing wine. No bottles, nor any valuables were taken or damaged.

Most observers assume this was a personal attack on Soldera (pictured), one of the most outspoken Brunello producers and a staunch advocate of the rule that allows only 100% Sangiovese in the blend.

Fellow producers and their consorzio, shocked at the crime, are rallying behind him.

‘When the news broke late yesterday,… read on

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  1. […] Montalcino rallies round as Soldera’s Brunellos are destroyed (Decanter.com) […]

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