There are few wineries with a more storied history in the past decade alone than Soldera. Perhaps best known is the infamous incident of vandalism, in which several tanks were emptied, causing the loss of multiple vintages of the fabulous Brunello. A dispute over quality standards in Brunello lead to proprietor Gianfranco Soldera withdrawing from the Consorzio di Brunello di Montalcino to make "basic" IGT Toscana wines. That said, his wines are anything but basic. They are, in fact, among the best reds in Tuscany and their humble appellation allows them to truly spread their wings, untamed by regulation or regional bureaucracy.