Tenuta Nuova was born from an innovative project of a vineyard planted in an area south-east of Montalcino never experienced before and represents the desire to produce a Brunello with great personality: structure, finesse, quantity and quality of tannins, length, drinkability and potential of aging.
The soil, the microclimate, and the botanical realities typical of the Mediterranean scrub that surround the vineyards are the perfect demonstration of the exceptional nature of the Tenuta Nuova terroir. A recognizable wine, awarded by the most important opinion leaders in the world: Wine of the Year for Wine Spectator, 100/100 Robert Parker, 100/100 James Suckling are just the most significant examples.
Colour: Bright and deep red.
Aroma: The bouquet is very expressive and intense, with notes of young red fruit, blackberry and the typical balsamic.
Palate: In the mouth is full body, persistent and rich, with silky tannins and a superb length. A combination of elegance and power, it should be opened at least 2 hours in advance or alternatively decanting gently.
Grape Varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Aging: 37 months in barrel – 12 months in bottle
Awards: 99pts – James Suckling; 97pts – Jeb Dunnuck; 94pts- Wine Spectator; 97pts – Decanter; 98pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Casanova di Neri
Casanova di Neri farm was founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri following the purchase of an estate in the Montalcino area. Since the founder’s passing in 1991, his son Giacomo has headed the company, managing the vineyards and the cellar himself, now assisted by his sons Giovanni and Gianlorenzo, an example of continuity in the family tradition. Since the beginning, Casanova di Neri’s philosophy has been based on zonation and pursuing the best terroirs to research and enjoy the best vineyards of the Montalcino area in order to produce unique and distinctive wines, with great character.
Today the 75 hectares of vineyards are divided into six distinct areas that originate unique terroirs: Pietradonice south-east of Montalcino, Cetine to the south, Cerretalto to the east, and Fiesoe north-east, this vineyard is located near the winery and homonymous cottage in front of Montalcino, and the Podernuovo which boasts the highest position on the farm, at 480 meters above sea level.
Casanova di Neri produces eight labels. Three are Brunello wines, each with its own characteristics: White Label Brunello, Brunello Tenuta Nuova and Cerretalto Brunello, along with Rosso di Montalcino, Irrosso, Pietradonice, Ibbiano and Irrosè.