Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Casanova di Neri has been producing their ‘White Label’ Brunello di Montalcino since 1978. Their commitment to the land, precision in the vineyard and the winery and their clonal selection Sangiovese all play a part in producing this classic Brunello. Know for its elegance and ability to age over the long term, the additional vinification time allows for early drinking with some good decanting.
"Luminous deep red. Captivating aromas of sweet red berries, cinnamon, violet and liquorice. Then also very fruity in the mouth; refined, juicy red plum and raspberry flavours linger brightly on the fresh back end. Has a delightful red fruit cocktail quality that makes it practically impossible to put the glass back down. And though it is simply bursting at the seams with early appeal, this truly lovely Brunello will also age well. Unless my memory fails me, this may well be the best entry-level wine from Casanova di Neri that I have ever tasted."
94 points, Ian D'Agata, February 2018, vinous.com
"Referred to as the 'white label', this has been produced since 1978 and is a blend of the winery's various plots throughout the region. It is aged exclusively in large Slavonian casks, with the intention of producing an elegant Brunello ready to drink soon after release. Bright cherry and pretty floral notes are deepened by black pepper, tobacco and balsamic herbs. The texture is taut yet silky, leading to a long and energetic finish."
92 points, Michaela Morris, Decanter, February 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.