Brunello di Montalcino 2017, Casanova de Neri
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Referred to simply as ‘etichetta bianca’ (white label) and has been produced since 1978. In 2017, the wine has benefitted from having received grapes from the famed Cerretalto vineyard, contributing to a “seal of quality”. Aged for 42 months in oak barrels, followed by a further 6 months in bottle.
Dusty florals, musky cherry and raspberry with hints of mentholated herbs waft up from the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino. This is enveloping and soft, with sweet exotic spices and juicy, vibrant acidity giving way to tart wild berries and rosy inner florals. There’s amazing length, hard red candies and violets, and sweet tannin that goes on and on, creating a somewhat chewy yet also fresh expression. The 2017 benefits from all of the fruit that would usually go into the single-vineyard Cerretalto Brunello, though even with it, production is down by 35%. That said, this is stunning juice. 92/100 points. Drink 2024-2029. Eric Guido, vinous.com, December 2021
Located on the sloping hills of Montalcino in Tuscany, Casanova di Neri is focused on producing excellent quality wines from Sangiovese. Still family-owned, the 63-hectare estate was founded in 1970 by Giovanni Neri and is run by his son, Giacomo. They are well-known for their Brunello di Montalcino, especiall its fantastic Tenuta Nuova and the iconic Cerretalto vineyard.
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