Casanova Di Neri - 2017 - Brunello Di Montalcino - 750 ml.
Sub Region: Montalcino
Vintage: 2017 - Size: 750 ml. - Type: RedCasanova di Neri is a wine producer located in Montalcino, Tuscany. It is famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wines, but makes a range of other wines, including a premium Cabernet Sauvignon and an interesting blend of Vermentino and GrechettoThe estate was founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri and is still family-owned. There are 63 hectares (155 acres) of vines on the property, planted on soils made up of alluvial stone, degraded rock, iron and magnesium. The vineyards are mainly planted to Sangiovese, and provide grapes for three single-vineyard wines, two standard Brunellos and a Rosso di Montalcino.
The Casanova di Neri 2017 Brunello di Montalcino delivers unexpected grace and a floral profile that is not common to find in this scorching-hot and dry vintage. In faithful Casanova di Neri fashion, 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.
Wine Spectator: 93
This fleshy red is introduced by graphite, mint and wild herb aromas, with plum and cherry flavors as the main themes and earth, tobacco and underbrush notes in supporting roles. Balanced, ending in a savory aftertaste. Best from 2025 through 2043.