Casanova di Neri S.antimo Pietradonice . Sant'Antimo Cabernet Sauvignon DOC 2006
The name Pietradonice comes from the land where the wine is planted, which is very rich in onyx. It is a wine which uses exclusively Cabernet and Sauvignon grapes: almost a challenge, to achieve a product which fully returns the flavour of the earth and its stone. If we add very low yields per plant and the climatic factor, we can see it – and we say this with a touch of conceit – as the wine which most tangibly represents Casanova di Neri. Pietradonice succeeds in reconciling international flavour with local tradition and, in the end, all the personality of Montalcino floods out.
External Reviews for Casanova di Neri S.antimo Pietradonice . Sant'Antimo Cabernet Sauvignon DOC
The 2006 Pietradonice (Cabernet Sauvignon) explodes from the glass with the essence of blackberry jam, French oak, grilled herbs, and cassis. This super-ripe, opulent wine offers tons of elegance and finesse in a full-bodied style. The tannins are firm but ripe, and beautifully balanced by the wineandrsquo;s radiant, warm fruit. This is a gem from proprietor Giacomo Neri. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2026.
It is silky-textured and opulent on palate, with layers of blackberries, blueberries, cassis, spices, minerals and sweet toasted oak that flow as wine opens in glass. tannins are well-integrated and wine offers outstanding balance.
This is very ripe, verging on raisin. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a lot of dried fruits on the palate, like fruitcake. Slightly overdone, but still likeable for its character and richness. Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2011.
Fantastic aromas of crushed blackberry, raspberry and cherry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with a solid core of tannins and a long, long finish. Dense yet refined, with excellent richness and structure. This is stunning and only the second year from Brunellorsquo;s great producer. 95 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 percent Sangiovese. Best after 2007.