Brunello Giovanni Neri expresses our tradition and winemaking philosophy, and embraces the values of sustainability, and the territory’s uniqueness. After fifty years from the purchase of the first vineyard, Giacomo, Giovanni and Gianlorenzo named this wine as Casanova di Neri’s founder. A remarkable wine, a pure Sangiovese’s expression born out of an ancient, untamed vineyard with half-century old vines spread over a great winegrowing terroir. While bringing together tradition and innovation is anything but an easy task, the Giovanni Neri manages that with an unmistakable elegance.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
First harvest of this Casanova di Neri vineyard. This vineyard, purchased in 2017, is located in the south-east area, one of the most important and renowned of Montalcino, its has magnificent exposure and very old vines, almost 50 years old. Intense and bright red. On the nose it is a symphony of young red fruits: cranberries, cherries and plums. Blood orange appears in the glass after. In the mouth the tannins are very fine, creamy and expansive. The acidity of the 2018 harvest is perfectly balanced with the generosity and structure of this wine. The finish is deep and persistent, a sign of a great future.
The winter of 2018 was very cold, with temperatures so low that bud break occurred a week later than had been the norm for previous years. Spring rainfall was plentiful. The vines bloomed in the final week of May. Summer began cool, and June and July went by without extreme heat. A large range in diurnal temperatures in the period prior to harvest allowed the grapes to mature slowly and steadily.
Manual, September 2018
Manual selection of the grapes before and after destemming, followed by fermentation with 20% of whole cluster, without the addition of artificial yeast. Maceration is assisted by a falling down system, and everything is carried out inside open cone-shaped and temperature controlled fermenters for 29 days.