Casanova di Neri 2013 Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG Tuscany Italy
94 Points Vinous - "Luminous deep red. Captivating aromas of sweet red berries, cinnamon, violet and licorice. Then also very fruity in the mouth; refined, juicy red plum and raspberry flavors linger brightly on the fresh back end. Has a delightful red fruit cocktail quality that makes it practically impossible to put the glass back down. And though it is simply bursting at the seams with early appeal, this truly lovely Brunello will also age well. Unless my memory fails me, this may well be the best entry-level wine from Casanova di Neri that I have ever tasted."
93+ Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "It's that time of year: get your Neri on. This blockbuster Montalcino estate has released another fantastic collection of new wines, including the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino. Beautifully executed, the wine oozes forth from the glass with round, supple and velvety fruit. This Brunello Annata is luscious and deep, with millefoglie aromatic layering that peels back slowly and carefully. The mouthfeel is less elaborate compared to the estate's top expressions, but the bouquet does much to push this score into the low nineties. Some 80,000 bottles were produced."
93 Points James Suckling - "This is a typical 2013 with a sweetness of fruit and plums. Citrus undertones. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a lively finish. Drink or hold."
93 Points Wine Spectator Magazine – “This is focused, with a vivid structure driving the cherry, leather, spice and earth flavors. Dusty tannins follow up, while this remains fresh on the lingering finish. Best from 2020 through 2033. 6,646 cases made." -BS (June 2018)
Notes - Thanks to the cool climate the 2013 White Label grapes ripened slowly and steadily, showing an intense ruby red color since harvest time.
The bouquet is complex, with intense red fruit notes and hints of cherry and citrus. On the palate is fresh and elegant, while tannins are velvety, ripen and well integrated. Final is long, balanced, with a refreshing aftertaste.
Very pleasant and drinkable despite the long ageing potential.
Casanova di Neri proudly produces the White Label Brunello since 1978. Our passion and love for the land and our own distinctive Sangiovese joined together to make a wine that stands out for elegance, finesse, high quality and long ageing potential.