2014 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
2014 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
  • WA 92
  • JS 92
  • DC 92
  • WS 91

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Reg: $69.94

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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ETA: Pending

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2019
This is the white label Brunello from Giacomo Neri and his son Giovanni. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is faithful to the vintage with a compact and streamlined style that suggests a near or medium-term drinking window...   This is the white label Brunello from Giacomo Neri and his son Giovanni. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is faithful to the vintage with a compact and streamlined style that suggests a near or medium-term drinking window. In general, I am hesitant to recommend this vintage for any significant cellar aging, and one reason is because these wines perform nicely straight out of the gate. The same goes for this relatively easy expression that is redolent of wild berry, rose hip, blue flower and moist potting soil. Because the Brunelli Tenuta Nuova and Cerretalto were not made in this vintage, this wine represents a blend of fruit from across the estate. This is the first time this has happened at Casanova di Neri. Bottle production is 75,669 strong.- ML  
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
Wild red fruit and orange zest with cedar and wild herbs. The cherries here are fresh and lively and the tannins cut a sturdy, even frame around impressively long, fresh flavors. The only Brunello made here in 2014; there...   Wild red fruit and orange zest with cedar and wild herbs. The cherries here are fresh and lively and the tannins cut a sturdy, even frame around impressively long, fresh flavors. The only Brunello made here in 2014; there are no single vineyard bottlings. Drink or hold.  
DC 92
Decanter, February 2018
Referred to as the 'white label', this has been produced since 1978 and is a blend of the winery's various plots throughout the region. It is aged exclusively in large Slavonian casks, with the intention of producing an...   Referred to as the 'white label', this has been produced since 1978 and is a blend of the winery's various plots throughout the region. It is aged exclusively in large Slavonian casks, with the intention of producing an elegant Brunello ready to drink soon after release. Bright cherry and pretty floral notes are deepened by black pepper, tobacco and balsamic herbs. The texture is taut yet silky, leading to a long and energetic finish. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/italy/tuscany/casanova-di-neri-brunello-di-montalcino-tuscany-2013-19537#k2jlAxZZOTY0XrlT.99  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, June 2019
Alluring aromas and flavors of pure cherry, raspberry and wild rose mark this round red. The firm structure is well-integrated and the finish echoes the fruit, while adding a mineral element. Offers a tactile, chalky...   Alluring aromas and flavors of pure cherry, raspberry and wild rose mark this round red. The firm structure is well-integrated and the finish echoes the fruit, while adding a mineral element. Offers a tactile, chalky finish. Drink now through 2032. 6,305 cases made, 2,500 cases imported. — BS  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

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.