2008 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • JS 96
  • WA 94

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Reg: $209.94

$179.94

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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, October 2015
This is truly impressive for the vintage. Few remember 2008 but this has so much violet, stone and berry aromas. Slate too. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Perfect now.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2018
The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto is one of those wines that is just born young. When I first tasted it on release, the wine showed immediately accessible characteristics of wild berry fruit and spice, lavished... The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto is one of those wines that is just born young. When I first tasted it on release, the wine showed immediately accessible characteristics of wild berry fruit and spice, lavished over a streamlined mouthfeel. Not much has changed since then. This vintage has maintained that sense of youthfulness and overall accessibility. The tannins are sweet and balanced against the wine's inner fruit flavors. This expression of Cerretalto has fewer hidden dimensions. Instead, it is a frank and upfront Brunello. - Monica Larner
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2008

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.