2017 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino

Tuscany, Italy

A pure and muscular Brunello from an exceptional producer.


Rated 4.0 stars
1 Review
The wine is robust, structured and velvety to the palate, but ultimately this expression is far more delicate than I would have ever expected for a 2017 Brunello.

Monica Larner (The Wine Advocate)

About The Wine

Still a baby, this is a very young deep red, with an intense nose, and rich palate.

While other estates in the DOC have waxed and waned over the years, Casanova di Neri has been quite steadfast in producing Brunellos no matter the challenges they’ve face. With the luxury of multiple Cru Brunello vineyards, they are able to create this wine year on year, due to the varying options they have when it comes to fruit sourcing.

A wine of generational ageing potential, this could be happily drunk over the next twenty years.

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.

Casanova di Neri
Casanova di Neri
Tuscany, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Casanova di Neri proudly produces the White Label Brunello since 1978. Our passion and love for the land and our own distinctive Sangiovese joined together to make a wine that stands out for elegance, finesse, high quality and long ageing potential.

Bright and intense red colour. To the nose, the first impact is ethereal and citrusy. As it opens up, notes of red fruits become evident – particularly cherry, raspberry and black cherry. In the palate the generosity of vintage becomes evident: the tannins are soft and silky, balanced by a subdued acidity, which perfectly embodies the energy of this sunny vintage. The ending is long and elegant, fresh and harmonious.

Blend : Sangiovse (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2037
Bottle Size : 750ml

The hilltop town of Montalcino
The hilltop town of Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"A firm and chewy 2017 that is slightly austere but still provides a lively and dark-fruited palate. Medium to full body. Give this a year or two to soften. Try after 2023." -


"For the first time in Casanova di Neri's history, the white-label Brunello incorporates grapes usually destined for their Tenuta Nuova and Cerretalto bottlings. The grapes were given a brief maceration so as not to extract any bitter tannins, yielding an immediately approachable midweight red. Dusty cherry, cranberry and redcurrant notes grace the nose and palate, with red rose and white pepper lending complexity. The tannins are fine and provide a subtle grip, while taut, tart acidity demands a rich, meaty pasta sauce. This will sit well at the dinner table." - Michaela Morris)

The Wine Advocate

"The“White Label” Brunello is a wonderful example of this balance, once again proving itself as the 'classic ' label of the Estate. It delivers grace , finesse and a floral profile uncommon in this warm but more so dry vintage. The wine is bold and dark in appearance, and although the bouquet is dominated by purple and black fruits, there is a brief interlude of fresh garden rose or lilac. That little moment changes up the momentum of this wine in a most positive way by allowing for a harmony of low tones and high tones that are well matched here. The wine is robust, structured and velvety to the palate, but ultimately this expression is far more delicate than I would have ever expected for a 2017 Brunello. This is a nice surprise." - Monica Larner (The Wine Advocate)

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    Great Wine

    A wine that is drinkable but will benefit with further ageing. Great fruit and a long finish at the end

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