Giovanni Neri is the Rosso di Montalcino dedicated to the founder in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the estate. A unique wine that respects the philosophy and the style of Casanova di Neri, that are still the same as fifty years ago. Giovanni neri is the expression of a Sangiovese that comes from a vineyard that has a wonderful exposition, exceptional soil and vines forty five years old.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Second harvest for this great expression of Sangiovese of Casanova di Neri. A powerful Rosso di Montalcino produced from a vineyard in Sesta area, one of the most important and renowned zone in Montalcino. This vineyard has a magnificent exposure and vines 45 years old. Intense and bright red. The nose is an explosion of red fruit: cherry, strawberry and balsamic herbs. At the mouth the greatness and generosity of 2019 is immediately recognizable: impressive tannic structure and a pleasant acidity. A vintage that can already be appreciated now but that will give its best after a few years.
Winter was marked by mild temperatures with rainfall in average with previous years. Stable and sunny March and April were followed by a singular May with very low temperatures and abundant rainfall. All these factors contributed to delaying flowering and fruit set of few days. June and July were warm and dry with high peaks which made possible to recover the vegetative delay. The abundant spring rainfall and the warm and stable August allowed a smooth ripening of the grapes.
Manual, September 2019
We select the bunches manually before de-stemming andselecting the grapes with an optical selector. After that, spontaneous fermentation without added yeasts follows and maceration is facilitated by frequent pressing. Everything takes place in conical steel vats at controlled temperature for 18 days.