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Casanova Brunello White Label 2005

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Offers crushed berries with flowers and sandalwood. The nose is reserved but interesting. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a long long finish. Very tight and stylish. Racy and powerful.

Region: Italy » Tuscany

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Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Casanova di Neri:
The "Fiesole" vineyard is situated opposite the farmhouse of the same name where we have our offices and winery. This is the farm's oldest vineyard, situated 350 metres north-east of Montalcino. The grapes from this vineyard are usually used to produce our Brunello di Montalcino. Nearby we find the "Poderuccio" vineyard. It is situated at 350 metres above sea-level. These grapes are also us... Read more
The "Fiesole" vineyard is situated opposite the farmhouse of the same name where we have our offices and winery. This is the farm's oldest vineyard, situated 350 metres north-east of Montalcino. The grapes from this vineyard are usually used to produce our Brunello di Montalcino. Nearby we find the "Poderuccio" vineyard. It is situated at 350 metres above sea-level. These grapes are also used to produce our Brunello di Montalcino. In 1986 we bought Cerretalto, a magical place. It is a natural amphitheatre near the Asso river at a height which varies between 250 and 300 metres above sea-level. Its position to the east of Montalcino means that it has a unique and unmistakable "Terroir". On the opposite side of Montalcino to the south-east, near Castelnuovo dell'Abate we find the "Pietradonice"vineyard. The earth, the position, the microclimate, the choice of clones, the grafting and a well organised vineyard all help to produce great grapes which improve each year. Il terreno, l'esposizione, il microclima, la scelta dei cloni, portainnesti, sesto di impianto ci stanno dando delle grandi uve ogni anno migliori. In a single word - magnificent. PLast but not least, thanks to its fine landscape and uncontaminated nature is the "Cetine" vineyard. Here we have 25 hectares facing south south-east on a magical hillside near Sant'Angelo in Colle. The thyme and other plants typical of the Mediterranean scrub and the extreme drop in temperature at night contribute to give us fruit of incredible quality. Every year this Sangiovese gives us the hope and strength to become even better. Fantastic and magic. . Read less

Member Reviews for Casanova Brunello White Label

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Snooth User: Middletucky
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4.50 5
07/26/2011

Wow, a real beauty. Full bodied Brunello. Great fruit with overtones of ripe, dark plum, refreshing acidity and surprising minerality. Long finish. Did not need decanting, and was lively, flavorful and robust right out of the bottle.


Snooth User: Michael Somm
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5.00 5
06/12/2009

The price/ quality ratio here just can't be beat. Yes, the brunello is great, but dollar for dollar you can't beat this wine!


External Reviews for Casanova Brunello White Label

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a better balanced, softer, sweeter wine than its 1997 counterpart. Nevertheless, it needs to be drunk over the next 5-6 years as it does not have the necessary depth to age longer. An attractive, evolved perfume of smoke, ashtray, cedar, tobacco, and red currants is followed by a medium-bodied Brunello with no hard edges (unlike its 1997 sibling).


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is soft and pleasing in its generous dark fruit and expressive bouquet. Plums, flowers and spices frame the long finish. In 2005 the straight Brunello is particularly successful, no doubt in part because it contains th... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2005 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Saturated ruby-red. Low-toned aromas of roasted black fruits, licorice pastille and chocolate verge on port-like. Silky on entry, then fat and thick in the middle, with a pruney quality to the highly concentrated flavors of dark raspberry, dried currant and nutty oak. Finishes with notes of raisins and walnuts, a bit in the style of dry port. Undeniably mouth coating wine but I find it lacking in energy - and I would never have identified it as sangiovese.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2004 Brunello di Montacino Tenuta Nuova reveals layers of dark perfumed fruit intermingled with French oak, spices, minerals, violets and licorice. The Tenuta Nuova is impressive mostly for its textural richness and sheer depth, both qualities it has in spades. The finish is long, sweet and pure. Here, too, the wine will need at least a few years in bottle before its full range of aromas and flavors emerges. Neri gave the Tenuta Nuova 30 months in medium-sized French oak tonneaux. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2024.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This vineyard-designate expression from Giacomo Neri shows gorgeous depth and intensity. Aromas here include red berries, currants, anise seed, new leather, pipe tobacco and Spanish cedar. Its texture is rich, firm and ripe with berry nuances. Drink after 2017.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Offers crushed berries, with flowers and sandalwood. The nose is reserved, but interesting. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Very tight and stylish. Racy and powerful. Needs time. Best after 2011.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and black cherry. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a chewy finish. Has impressive structure for the vintage. Very well-made. Best after 2011.


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Offers crushed berries with flowers and sandalwood. The nose is reserved but interesting. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a long long finish. Very tight and stylish. Racy and powerful.

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