2006 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • JS 92

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Reg: $49.94

$39.94

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous in this vintage. Waves of dark fruit caress the palate as this juicy delicious wine reveals its considerable charms. The fruit shows lovely weight and richness while maintaining... The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous in this vintage. Waves of dark fruit caress the palate as this juicy delicious wine reveals its considerable charms. The fruit shows lovely weight and richness while maintaining an essentially mid-weight personality. Sweet scents of French oak linger on the round caressing impeccable finish. This is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next decade-plus. The harvest took place from the 2nd to the 5th of October. The wine spent 24 days on the skins after which it was racked into cask where it spent 45 months prior to being bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. My visit with Giacomo Neri was fascinating. I had the opportunity to taste a number of fabulous wines but the bottle that left the deepest impression on me was the 1981 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Though not explicitly identified as such the 1981 Riserva was the first wine the estate made from the Cerretalto vineyard. The wine spent a full six years in cask yet remains fresh and striking today despite the average (at best) quality of the vintage. Most interesting of all is that the house's trademark richness was already in place years before Giacomo Neri took over wine making duties from his father.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2011
Beautiful blackberry and chocolate with hints of Indian spices. Full with polished and refined tannins and a long finish. Best after 2013.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2006

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The Sangiovese fruit in Casanova di Neri’s Brunello di Montalcino is bunch-sorted prior to de-stemming and then sorted again grape-by-grape. The maceration and native yeast fermentation take place in open, temperature-controlled vats for 3 to 4 weeks. Oak barrel-aging lasts about 42 months followed by six months in bottle before release.

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.