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Casanova di Neri Rosso di Montalcino 2002

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Medium-deep ruby. Deep, expressive aromas of black cherry, raspberry, sweet spices and balsamic vinegar. Then sweet, broad and rich, combining very ripe red and black fruits with a healthy dollop of sweet chocolatey oak and a hint of coffee liqueur. The long finish features velvety tannins and a balsamic edge as well as a lingering sweet black cherry flavor. On a past visit to this estate, owner Giacomo Neri told me he thinks Rosso di Montalcino must be a wine made from sangiovese and to be drunk young. "In my view," he added, "it's a mistake to try to turn it into a small Brunello." He makes quite a bit of Rosso, as ten hectares of vines are devoted entirely to Rosso, but the total amount of Rosso di Montalcino he offers each year also contains a good proportion of declassified Brunello.

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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

External Reviews for Casanova di Neri Rosso di Montalcino

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

Medium-deep ruby. Deep, expressive aromas of black cherry, raspberry, sweet spices and balsamic vinegar. Then sweet, broad and rich, combining very ripe red and black fruits with a healthy dollop of sweet chocolatey oak and a hint of coffee liqueur. The long finish features velvety tannins and a balsamic edge as well as a lingering sweet black cherry flavor. On a past visit to this estate, owner Giacomo Neri told me he thinks Rosso di Montalcino must be a wine made from sangiovese and to be drunk young. "In my view," he added, "it's a mistake to try to turn it into a small Brunello." He makes quite a bit of Rosso, as ten hectares of vines are devoted entirely to Rosso, but the total amount of Rosso di Montalcino he offers each year also contains a good proportion of declassified Brunello.


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

An elegant, reserved red, with berry, mineral and sous-bois character. Medium-bodied, with very fine tannins and a medium, fresh finish. Nicely done. Drink now through 2004.


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

A well-balanced, fresh red, with berry, flowers and spice character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a tangy fresh finish. Drink now.


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

The 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is an attractive, well-made, straightforward effort with good elegance, some flesh, and a cedary, tobacco, red currant, and cherry-scented nose. It requires consumption over the next 1-2 years.




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