Casanova di Neri - Brunello di Montalcino 2006 - Red
Brunello di Montalcino Casanova di Neri was manufactured for the first time as late as 1978, but has quickly made a name both locally in Italy and internationally. The wine is made from 100% Sangiovese (Brunello) and the grapes are hand-picked in late September to early October. The wine is stored in oak barrels for 3.5 years before it is bottled and is then stored another 6 months before the wine goes on sale.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Tuscany
- Grape variety : 100% Sangiovese (Brunello)
- Classification : DOCG Brunello di Montalcino
- Awards : 93/100 Wine spectator, 92/100 Wine Enthusiast, 92/100 Stephen Tanzer
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2006
- Alcohol degree : 14%
- Storage potential : More than 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Casanova di Neri actually means "the family Neri's farm named Casanova" and this is how it is since 1971 when Giovanni started the family business. He realized early the potential of the soil around Montalcino and today, more than 40 years later, the son Giacomo has taken over the responsibility for the wine production. The family's own standards for quality are high, so high that in 2002 not evena single bottle of Brunello was produced since that year is considered to have been uneven in quality. Today, wine is grown on 63 hectares of vineyard's over 500 hectares of land.
An intense garnetred color with ruby red tones. Lovely deep aromas of red cherries, but also more balsamic scents of menthol and spruce. A complex but elegant palate with great elegance - fresh, but with present tannins. A taste sensation with hints of chocolate and black currants. A long taste which insist in a beautiful finale. Can be drunk immediately, but also be stored a few years to soften the tannins. To be enjoyed with game or beef meat. Perfectly suits with cheese and why not a good Pecorino.