State/Country, Region, Place: Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino (SI)
Red, dry, still wine
Grape Varieties: 100% Sangioveset
Aging: 18 months large oak casks and tonneaux (500l)
Rosso di Montalcino grapes are grown in the Le Cetine vineyard, located south south-east of Montalcino on a bucolic hillside. Spending even longer in oak – a good 12 months longer than the usual – Rosso di Montalcino Casanova di Neri is with more Brunello like characteristics and we like to call it a “Baby Brunello”.
It is a wine of power yet finesse, with deep red fruit character, tobacco and spice flavors. Drinkable immediately, but can be kept for the long haul, 10 years easily!!
Great quality of the vineyards, rigour, greatest care of the vines and the work in the cellar have led to have in the years prestigious acknowledgments: The Grand Prix and Gold Medal in Bordeaux in 1986...