Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Giovanni Neri 2018

$299.89 USD

Suggested Retail: $350.00

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96 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2023

Here's an exciting and important new addition to the Casanova di Neri portfolio. The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Giovanni Neri is shapely and enriched in an extremely pleasing manner. The Neri family has perfected its approach to concentration and fruit weight over the many years they have been making excellent wines. This wine gives the appearance of being full-bodied, but ultimately, it reveals a very elegant side. Ripe cherry and blackberry cede to oak spice, toast and crushed white stone. The tannins are softly pliable and sweet. Compared to the estate's other wines, Tenuta Nuova and Cerretalto, Giovanni Neri is finer and more delicate, even fragile in personality. Some 5,400 bottles were made in this inaugural release.

The wine—and the vineyard site—is named after Giacomo Neri's dad (and his son), and fruit comes from a seven-hectare vineyard that was planted in 1973 by a farmer named Tocci. After many, many failed attempts, the Neri family was finally able to buy this gem in 2017, despite claims by the old farmer that "he would never sell." Thankfully, he changed his mind.

- Monica Larner

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