Giovanni Neri has always been fascinated by the intensity and aroma of the Sangiovese that he masters in Montalcino. Precisely on one of his trips to these lands, his attention was captured by a property of about 200 hectares: Podere Casanova, where wine is a marginal part of the entire agricultural production. But his skills allow him to immediately understand that the composition of the soil and the altitude with the relative climatic context can give the best Brunello in Italy. It was May 1971 and Podere Casanova, located in the better known Podere Fiesole, became Casanova de Neri.
Sangiovese grosso (locally called brunello) 100%
After the harvest, the grapes undergo a soft pressing and a temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Subsequently, the wine is transferred to large capacity Slavonian oak barrels, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and ages for a minimum of 24 months. Finally, the wine ages in the bottle for at least 6 months before being marketed.
Ruby red color with intense garnet reflections. On the nose notes of ripe red fruit, raspberry cherry and black cherry, intense spices of tobacco, black pepper, cloves and licorice. Fine and elegant on the palate, with a good structure and complex and harmonious; silky and soft tannins, a just hinted acidity.
Perfect on savory or stewed red meat dishes, game and aged cheeses.