Giovanni Neri, founder of Casanova di Neri, spent 20 years establishing a remarkable reputation for this estate – a legacy which has been continued by his son, Giacomo, since 1991. This Tuscan estate is located in the Montalcino appellation, and it is its high altitude and soil composition that contribute to the quality of the Sangiovese grown here, alongside the more recent addition of Cabernet Sauvignon. Consisting of 36 hectares, the estate is split into seven distinct vineyards; Fiesole, Cerretalto, Collalli, Podernuovo, Giovanni Neri, Pietradonice and Cetine. Perhaps one of their most interesting vineyards is Pietradonice, which is between 250 and 300 meters above sea level with a Southeast facing exposure. The vineyard is planted on an old onyx quarry, making the soil rich in Galestro and, of course, onyx.

Tenuta Nuova is the estate’s foremost wine, produced by manual, selective bunch harvests and destemming. The grapes are then transferred by gravity into the fermentation tanks, where fermentation begin without using yeast additives. Maceration then takes place in open, conical vats and is controlled for three to four weeks. After spending 30 months in oak barrels, the wine is bottled aged for a further 15 months. Having garnered an array of 100 Point wines from James Suckling, Robert Parker and the Wine Enthusiast, Casanova di Neri’s wine is characterised by its complexity and fine tannins, creating a more modern or international style of Brunello.

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