Wine Casanova di Neri, Brunello di Montalcino "Cerretalto" DOCG, 2008
The wine is a deep dark red color with garnet reflections.
The taste of the wine is full, complex and bright, with a velvety texture and balanced acidity, with excellent integrated tannins. The finish is long and intense.
Rich bouquet wine bestows flavors of ripe cherries, dried fruit, vanilla and oak nuances on a background of resin and cedar shavings.
Great wine with game, grilled steaks, roast duck, seasoned cheeses.
Brunello di Montalcino "Cerretalto" made from Sangiovese grapes grown in the vineyard "Cherretalto" in the eastern part of Montalcino, which is located in a natural amphitheater on the river Aso. Thanks to the microclimate, soil, low yield vines and more attention of winemakers, wine has a unique character and an excellent balance of taste. This wine is produced every year, but only in the seasons when the crops were deemed to be committed. Being a very late ripening variety, Sangiovese is going in the first half of October. Fermentation and maceration last from three to four weeks, after which the wine matures in small French oak barrels for 31 months and then 30 months in bottles. The wine has a very long storage potential.
Casanova di Neri Winery was founded in 1971 when Giovanni Neri bought a large estate in Montalcino, in an area famous for excellent conditions for growing grapes and creating great wines. The estate belonged to 35 hectares of vineyards. Gradually Giovanni Neri join him and other lands, so today the winery has a total of about 60 hectares, which are divided into four vineyard: "Petradoniche", which is located in Castelnuovo del Abate, "Le Cetin" in Sant'Angelo in Colle, "Cherretalto" and "Fiesole" to the east, near the farm, in front of Montalcino. Which lie on different slopes of Montalcino vineyards are influenced by the radical differences in the soil, microclimate, environment, flora. Each wine "Casanova di Neri" reflects these differences and has an individual character and a consistently high quality.
The total area of Casanova di Neri estate of 350 hectares of vineyards are planted in addition to olive groves. In 2000, Casanova di Neri farm were built new cellars, which are completely located underground and comply with the latest technology.