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2016 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

ITEM 7951520 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
kend707 1 $105 $105
matma51 1 $105 $105
6 $105
Item Sold Amount Date
I7968234 1 $105 Oct 3, 2021
I7963801 3 $105 Sep 26, 2021
I7951520 2 $105 Sep 19, 2021
I7939503 5 $115 Sep 5, 2021
I7939503 1 $110 Sep 5, 2021
I7930529 1 $110 Aug 22, 2021
I7918486 5 $90 Aug 15, 2021
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RATINGS

99James Suckling

Aromas of blackberries, cherries, violets and bark with mahogany...full-bodied and chewy with intense tannins that are layered and focused...fruit is pure and purposeful... Wonderful strength and purity to this. Class is the word.

97+ The Wine Advocate

...aromas on an ever-shifting and fluid bouquet...bright cherry, rose potpourri, black truffle, caramel, butterscotch, sandalwood, road pavement and chalky mineral...mouthfeel is creamy and long, and the wine shows terrific tannic integration.

96Vinous / IWC

...exotic brown spice, mint and cedar dust...depths of cherry, plum, hints of dark chocolate and roses...medium-bodied frame with velvety richness, complemented by polished red and black fruits while contrasted by brisk acids and hints of sour citrus...fine tannin slowly grounds you back to earth.

18+ Jancis Robinson

Fine peppery cherry and raspberry fruit... Sweet cherry fruit palate tempered by fresh succulent acidity and lots of gorgeous polished, chewy tannins. Fresh and sensationally well balanced.

PRODUCER

Casanova di Neri

Casanova di Neri is a family owned estate in Fiesole, Tuscany. Founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri, the winery includes about 75 acres of vineyards in the Montalcino DOC, or appellation. Known to collectors of Italian wines as a rising star in the world of artisanal Italian winemaking, Casanova di Neri was thrust onto the red carpet when its 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova was named Wine Spectators #1 Wine of 2006. Today the estate is run by Giacomo, son of Giovanni Neri, along with his wife and children. Brunello di Montalcino is made from 100% Sangiovese. The estate produces about 190,000 bottles of wine a year. Its wines frequently win coveted 3 bicchieri awards from Gambero Rosso, Italy’s most influential wine journal.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.