2015 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • VN 94
  • DC 94
  • JD 93
  • WS 92

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$59.94

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Reg: $64.94

$59.94

This product is
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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2020
The Neri family has created a classic expression of Sangiovese from a classic vintage, while remaining faithful to the house style. In a nutshell, these wines always tend to offer dark plum, clove and fig confit over the... expand The Neri family has created a classic expression of Sangiovese from a classic vintage, while remaining faithful to the house style. In a nutshell, these wines always tend to offer dark plum, clove and fig confit over the tiny berry and blue flower aromas you get from the traditionalists. That said, this Brunello needs ample time to open, and I suggest you splash it into the decanter. The Casanova di Neri 2015 Brunello di Montalcino (this is the one with the white label) stays safely within your expectation of the vintage with its variety-driven aromas of wild berry, licorice, blue flower and balsam herb. This wine sees fruit sourced from a vineyard on the northeast side of Montalcino, with Galestro soils ranging from 330 to 480 meters above sea level. Some 95,376 bottles were made. It was bottled in June 2019, and it hit the market in January 2020. You might want more from the aromatics (while you wait for the bouquet to come around), but this wine goes gangbusters in terms of mid-palate and overall texture.- ML collapse
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
There’s beauty and drinkability to this wine that really is enticing with blueberry and cherry aromas, as well as hints of hot stone and licorice. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a fresh and polished finish... expand There’s beauty and drinkability to this wine that really is enticing with blueberry and cherry aromas, as well as hints of hot stone and licorice. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a fresh and polished finish. Shows focus and brightness. Very drinkable now, but better in a year or two. Try in 2021. collapse
VN 94
Vinous, April 2020
Good deep red. Saline aromas and flavors of red cherry, blueberries, herbs, blood orange and sweet spices. Smooth and long on the bright, very sweet finish. Really quite good. -- Ian D'Agata
DC 94
Decanter, February 2020
The Casanova di Neri estate is located in the northeastern zone of Torrenieri. Besides five distinct sites there, the Neri family also has three vineyards in the south between the villages of Sant'Angelo in Colle and... expand The Casanova di Neri estate is located in the northeastern zone of Torrenieri. Besides five distinct sites there, the Neri family also has three vineyards in the south between the villages of Sant'Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell'Abate. The 'white label' as this Brunello is called blends plots from the cooler Torrenieri area. It is mid-weight and classy, offering gleaming bright, fresh red cherry flavours. Hints of rust and warm stone as well as subtle sweet spice add complexity. Tactile but fine sandy tannins give appropriate support and the finish is vibrant and perfumed. Drinking Window 2021 - 2035 collapse
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, June 2020
(93+ points) The 2015 Brunello Di Montalcino is all Sangiovese that was destemmed and spent a whopping 43 months in barrel. Dense ruby/plum-hued, with lots of mulled red and black fruits as well as notes of tobacco leaf... expand (93+ points) The 2015 Brunello Di Montalcino is all Sangiovese that was destemmed and spent a whopping 43 months in barrel. Dense ruby/plum-hued, with lots of mulled red and black fruits as well as notes of tobacco leaf, licorice, and baking spices, it's a rich, concentrated Brunello that stays tight and compact on the palate, with firm tannins, nicely integrated acidity, and a solid finish. Made in a more savory, almost austere style, it needs 3-4 years of bottle age. collapse
WS 92
Wine Spectator, June 2020
Rich, featuring plum, cherry, earth and wild herb aromas and flavors. The flesh and fruit are matched by firm, dusty tannins. Balanced and fruity, this ends with iron and earth accents. Fine length. Best from 2022 through... expand Rich, featuring plum, cherry, earth and wild herb aromas and flavors. The flesh and fruit are matched by firm, dusty tannins. Balanced and fruity, this ends with iron and earth accents. Fine length. Best from 2022 through 2036. – BS collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
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.