2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WS 100
  • WA 96

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WS 100
Wine Spectator, April 2007
It's hard to imagine a more concentrated layered young Brunello with aromas of crushed berries treacle tart light raisin coffee and chocolate that follow effortlessly to the palate. Full-bodied with chewy yet velvety... It's hard to imagine a more concentrated layered young Brunello with aromas of crushed berries treacle tart light raisin coffee and chocolate that follow effortlessly to the palate. Full-bodied with chewy yet velvety tannins and a long long finish. Develops wonderfully in the glass and grows fruitier with every minute. A great wine with extraordinary depth. One of the greatest Brunellos of all time. Classic. Best after 2012. 895 cases made. –JS
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2018
Back in its day, the 2001 vintage was somewhat underrated. The local growers' association gave it four stars (out of a total of five) in a self-policing system that has always been extremely generous toward the... Back in its day, the 2001 vintage was somewhat underrated. The local growers' association gave it four stars (out of a total of five) in a self-policing system that has always been extremely generous toward the appellation. Tasted from magnum, the 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto smells and tastes like it comes from a five-star vintage, determined as such by the most discerning critics. This wine meets the tallest expectations and surprises the skeptics. It opens to seamless integration with dried fruit aromas that slowly merge into soft spice and tobacco. In the mouth, the wine shows beautiful suppleness and firmness. The 2001 vintage saw reduced yields because of freezing temperatures on Easter night. This led to very small and concentrated berries and high quality. - Monica Larner
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2001

Winery

Casanova di Neri

In 1971, Giovanni Neri founded Casanova di Neri in the eastern part of Montalcino. Over time, vineyards were added in other areas. The first was the Cerretalto vineyard which has a unique terroir in a natural amphitheatre over the Asso river. The winery used its old vines, with small bunches of well-spaced grapes, to create a selection for propagation in their other vineyards.

The first Brunello harvest in the original vineyard was in 1978. Harvests in other vineyards started with Cerretalto in 1981, then Tenuta Nuova in 1993, Pietradonice in 2000 and Ibbianco in 2011. Currently the estate covers a surface of around 500 hectares of which 63 are vineyards, 20 olive groves and the rest arable land and forest.