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Casanova di Neri

Tasting Notes


Dark ruby. Wonderful aromas of crushed berry, fresh flowers and red licorice. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Lots of mushroom, berry and chocolate flavors.


In my blind tasting notes for the 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova, I wrote: “I bet this is one of the flagship wines that cemented the vintage’s greatness.” And so it was. This wine did help to bring 1997 Brunello to world attention. Executed in impeccable fashion, Tenuta Nuova shows extreme balance and care that is evident from the outset. The bouquet is comprised of a mixture of both secondary (fruity) and tertiary (or aged) aromas and the finish is pristine and polished. The tannins have retreated and soften over the course of the past decade.

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The Winery

Casanova di Neri

Casanova di Neri is one of the shining stars of Montalcino. Each successive vintage released brings us a renewed understanding of the focus and the dedication demonstrated by the father and son team that operates this estate. The winemaking style is impeccable and elaborate. There’s a higher degree of texture and richness on display, and this is not often the case with Sangiovese.
-Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Famous for their bottlings of Brunello di Montalcino, Casanova di Neri sets itself apart from other establishments in that it also produces wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Vermentino, and Grechetto in addition to the mandated Sangiovese. The estate was founed in 1971 by Giovanni Neri, and its 155 acres are still family-owned and operated. The vineyards are planted on alluvial stone, degraded rock, iron and magnesium soils, and produce all the grapes for the three single-vineyard wines, two standard Brunellos and one Rosso di Montalcino. The winery today prides itself in being mostly underground where the processes can be kept in a natural, cool temperature without the use of air-conditioning.

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