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2017 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova

ITEM 8466753 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $75
Item Sold Amount Date
I8538664 1 $70 Nov 20, 2022
I8515208 1 $70 Nov 6, 2022
I8506152 1 $70 Oct 30, 2022
I8481610 2 $70 Oct 16, 2022
I8476126 2 $70 Oct 9, 2022
I8472285 3 $70 Oct 9, 2022
I8399752 1 $85 Aug 21, 2022
I8328505 3 $85 Jul 17, 2022
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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

...graced with a similar interlude of elegant rose or crushed flower...more prominently here, and with more shape and focused intensity.

94James Suckling

Lots of red plums and cherries on the nose with a palate that has a full body, thick silky tannins and a fresh and flavorful finish. The tannins are in good balance against the ripe fruit. Fresh and transparent at the end.

93Wine Spectator

Expressive, complex and long, despite its compact profile today. Delivers black cherry, blackberry, violet, mineral and tobacco flavors that prevail, while assertive yet refined tannins leave their mark on the lingering finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...layered display of peppery herbs, musky plums, black raspberry, crushed stone, tobacco and smoke...silky yet juicy, pliant and staining to the senses, offering violet and lavender tones balanced by cooling acids and hints of candied citrus...really plays with the palate; it’s spicy, long and intense, and lightly structured yet classically dry...elegant pleasure bomb.

17Jancis Robinson

Cherry-liqueur nose with oatmeal hints and with plenty of depth. Sweet cherry fruit held together by bitter-sweet grainy tannins.

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.