Wonderful strength and purity to this. Class is the word.
About The Wine
The Tenuta Nuova is the 'new estate', with vines planted in 1989 in the southern edge of the Brunello region. It has quickly become one of the country's most sought-after wines with great reviews vintage after vintage.
Structured, dense but silky - very full-bodied at this early stage but keep an eye on those melting tannins over the years. Balsamic and bright red fruits on the nose, with a palate full of truffle, mulch, spice and some graphite/ tar notes.
An exceptional but rare wine from an all-time vintage. Just a few bottles available.
About Casanova di Neri
With a long held dream to make great Italian red wine, Giovanni Neri bucked convention, and passed up on Chianti Classico in favour of purchasing Podere Casanova in 1971, a mere 4 years after Montalcino had achieved DOC status.
Changing the name to Casanova di Neri, he worked in consultation with some of Tuscany’s leading winemakers, to restore the estate’s existing Sangiovese vines and plant new ones.
Today run by Giovanni’s grandson (also Giovanni), the estate is now farmed organically, with four single Cru Brunellos which showcase the old-vines of the estate, now over half a century old.
They have transitioned from an upstart producer in an unknown DOC, to a superstar, and one of the benchmarks against which Brunello di Montalcino is judged.