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2016 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8246762 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8257322 1 $55 Jun 5, 2022
I8196913 1 $55 Apr 24, 2022
I8187518 1 $56 Apr 24, 2022
I8048340 1 $53 Jan 2, 2022
I8048340 1 $52 Jan 2, 2022
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RATINGS

95Wine Spectator

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.

94The Wine Advocate

...raspberry, tar, hazelnut, dried fig, asphalt and some crushed chalk. The wine is streamlined and compact in terms of mouthfeel, giving us an accessible Brunello from a benchmark Montalcino estate.

94Vinous / IWC

Ripe dark fruits and autumnal spices offset savory herbs and hints of animal musk. It enters the mouth silky, cooling and lifted, with a noticeable inner sweetness to its polished cherry/berry flavors, but it then sways more toward inner earth, minerals and grippy tannins.

93James Suckling

Tile and balsamic aromas with red plums and cherries. Full-bodied with a pretty center palate and ripe, rich fruit...violets, bark and black cherries at the finish.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Exotic complex red-fruit nose with Middle Eastern spice hints. Polished sour-cherry fruit with bags of chewy, gripping tannins. Very suave, elegant and confident and almost a little mouth-watering.

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.