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2004 Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

Wine Notes

In some vintages during the 1990s (e.g. 1998), Soldera made both 'Brunello' and a 'Brunello Riserva' wines. Please make sure that your merchant has the exact wine you're looking for.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $613   From: $600   To: $625

Search Rank 195 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 195th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 227th

Score: 96. When to drink: 2014 to 2034
The Wine-Searcher score of 96/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
97/100   2014 to 2034
97/100   2014 to 2034
95/100 (11 notes from 11 users )    
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Price History for 2004 Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG, Tuscany, Italy
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Grape Variety: Sangiovese (Nielluccio)

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Brunello di Montalcino wine region

    Brunello di Montalcino is one Italy's most famous and prestigious wines. In Tuscany, its homeland, it shares the top spot with only the highly-prized Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and of course the ubiquitous Chianti. (© Wine-Searcher)

    All Brunello di Montalcino wine is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown on the slopes around Montalcino – a classic Tuscan hilltop village 20 miles (30km) south of Siena. The word Brunello translates roughly as 'little dark one', and is the local vernacular name for Sangiovese Grosso, the large-berried form of Sangiovese which grows in the area.

  • Tuscany DOCG wine region

    Tuscany is home to some of the world's most famous and highly regarded wines. It ranks slightly behind Piedmont and Veneto in terms of the volume and variety of DOCG wine it produces, yet due to the region's history of artistic, intellectual and cu ... more

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