In the early 1970’s the Neri Family struck gold when they were able to lock into an abandoned estate in the Northeast corner of Montalcino. They named it Casanova di Neri and together Giacomo and his two sons Giovanni and Gianlorenzo have managed their six vineyards spanning 75 hectares as well as they manage the cellar.
They’ve managed to do quite well for themselves too. Every year for the past decade plus, Casanova di Neri is amongst the highest rated wineries in all of Montalcino, consistently outperforming many of the bigger names. But those who know, know. You’re not going to find much better than Neri.
The black label Brunello di Montalcino is their Reserve bottling, showcasing the very best example of Sangiovese they can create each year. In the stellar 2016 vintage in Montalcino, Casanova di Neri’s is easily one of the best, garnering enormous scores from The Wine Advocate, James Suckling, Decanter and Jeb Dunnuck. It’s also one of the top collector’s items buyers can get their hands on. Just 12 bottles to sell… don’t miss em!
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99 Points, James Suckling
Aromas of blackberries, cherries, violets and bark with mahogany. It’s full-bodied and chewy with intense tannins that are layered and focused. The fruit is pure and purposeful, yet not over done. Wonderful strength and purity to this. Class is the word. Try it after 2024.
97+ Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
“This is one of my sweetheart wines from Montalcino. The Casanova di Neri 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova offers a long list of aromas on an ever-shifting and fluid bouquet. You get bright cherry, rose potpourri, black truffle, caramel, butterscotch, sandalwood, road pavement and chalky mineral. In fact, each time I come back to this wine, that mineral element seemed to grow in intensity and scope. The wine offers a grounded fruit side that is contrasted nicely against a grounded oak component. The mouthfeel is creamy and long, and the wine shows terrific tannic integration.”