Casanova di Neri, Tenuta Nuova, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
The Tenuta Nuova is the result of the di Neri family’s desire to create a Brunello that balances power and approachability with an ability to age. Tenuta Nuova means ‘new property’ – a place where Sangiovese hadn’t been grown before. This enterprise came about after a considered scientific study of the land and microclimates best suited to growing the Sangiovese in the right way to produce the type of Brunello that di Neri family envisaged.
"A vivid and bright red with intense blueberries and raspberries. Floral undertones and tons of citrus, too! Full-bodied, dense and layered. Polished tannins and fantastic fruit. The muscularity of the structure is what gives this wine focus and intensity. So serious for the vintage. Give it time to show its greatness. Drink in 2022."
98 points, James Suckling
"Casanova di Neri's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is celebrating its 20th anniversary (1993-2013), and a special gold-label edition of the wine was made to commemorate this important milestone. This is a bold and expressive Brunello that displays tightly knit aromas of Morello cherry, spice, leather and balsam herb that are the building blocks of the most beautiful Brunellos that come to mind. The Casanova di Neri house style implies a modern and sophisticated approach for sure. But the inner spirit and texture of Sangiovese is so fine and polished in its natural state that it hardly matters. The personality of the grape shines through with a loud and confident voice."
97 points, Monica Larner (March 2018)
"Bright deep red. The youthfully reticent nose hints at flinty red cherry, blueberry, graphite, cedar and pepper. Then flavors similar to the aromas, and a tight acid spine and serious but polished tannins nicely extending and framing the brooding fruit notes and peppery flintiness on the long, deep, complex finish. A truly outstanding Tenuta Nuova Brunello that seems less fruit-forward and more shut down than usual but holds exciting promise. Interestingly, some of this wine’s elements, such as its flinty nuances, reminded me of Casanova di Neri’s Cerretalto Brunello (made with grapes grown at the opposite end of the Montalcino territory). I guess my palate needs to take a vacation. This knockout wine will age splendidly and will likely merit an even higher score in eight to ten years’ time." 95+ points, Ian D'Agata (April 2018)
"Sweet, ripe strawberry and cherry fruit melds seamlessly with the dense, refined structure of this red. Saline, licorice and spice accents add complexity as this lingers gracefully on the finish. Terrific harmony and expression. Best from 2021 through 2037."
96 points, Wine Spectator (June 2018)
CASANOVA DI NERICasanova di Neri is a prestigious wine producer from the Montalcino area of Tuscany. Established by Giovanni Neri in 1971, it still remains a family business managed now by son Giacomo. The family have vineyard holdings of 48 ha of vineyards throughout the best areas of Montalcino divided among four separate estates -- “Pietradonice” in Castelnuovo dell’ Abate, the “Cetine” in S. Angelo in Colle, the “Cerretalto” and the “Fiesole” near the new underground modern cellar, each with their own characters and expression. The Estate produces powerful and luxuriant Brunellos made in elegant modern styles. Amongst its most celebrated are the Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova and Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto and the “Super-Tuscan” Pietradonice a Cabernet Sangiovese Blend.