In the Cretaceous period, when nearly the whole of current-day Italy lay under the sea bed, the seismic geological shifts began that would eventually give rise to the rich mix of soils and rocks found in Casanova di Neri’s seven vineyards. Over the following millennia, this geomorphic evolution would sculpt the hill of Montalcino and the river basins of the Ombrone and Orcia that surround it, giving rise to soils like the friable clay shale known as galestro, with which the Sangiovese grape has such a strong affinity, as well as mineral riches like the precious onyx found at our Pietradonice vineyard, which occupies the site of a former quarry.
Our vineyards are the beating heart of the winery and our greatest wealth. Extraordinary grapes are sourced from them which are the basis of the production of our wines.
Our grapes are the result of a selection of Sangiovese Grosso sourced from the Cerretalto vineyard. Then a long breeding process contributes to the creation of our clone. This clone planted in each of our vineyards releases a different result in the different sides of Montalcino. Each result has a specific personality but at the same time each of them are deeply related to the one which in the years became the Sangiovese of Casanova di Neri.