Casanova di Neri was established in 1971 by Giovanni Neri and taken over by is son Giacomo in 1991. The estate now has around 63ha (155 acres) of vineyards, mostly located east of the town of Montalcino.
The estate makes several wines, this referred to as their ‘white label’, was first released in 1978. Wine Spectator says the white label “earns praise for its fruit and floral aromas and vibrant structure.” The wine is 100% sangiovese with Giacomo describing it as “the expression of the most elegant Sangiovese of the estate.” The fruit is handpicked from four different parcels close to the winery and fermented using wild yeasts in temperature controlled cone-shaped fermenters. It sees 43 months ageing in large oak casks (3,600-8.600L) and a further 6 months in bottle.
"The 2016 vintage was marked by significant day and nighttime temperature differences. Gianlorenzo Neri says this was particularly pronounced in Montalcino’s northeast, where the vineyards for the estate’s ‘white label’ are found. With beautiful focus off the bat, this grabs your attention immediately. Black raspberry and wild cherry give way to liquorice, wet stones and smoke. The fruit is velvety, but quickly hemmed in by powdery, grippy tannins which retreat a bit on the finish, likes waves, leaving rose and violets in their wake. Vibrant and racy." (4/2021). 95 points, Decanter Mafgazine.
"The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has compelling aromatics of cherry liqueur, sweet licorice, cedar, and forested earth. The palate is crystalline and full-bodied, with red plum skin and warming spice. There is a lot to love here, as this wine casts a large net for its versatility. Enjoy some now and lay some down, this is a great value." (3/2021). 95 points, Jeb Dunnuck.
"Shows fine depth, with cherry, black currant and wild herb flavors, accented by iron, earth, leather and tobacco notes. Muscular, despite a slim frame, with a long, savory aftertaste." (4/2021) 95 points, Wine Spectator.
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