Casanova di Neri pioneered the concept of single-vineyard Brunello di Montalcino and today is one of the region’s most consistent producers.
The estate was established in 1971 by Giovanni Neri, in the northeast of Montalcino in the Canalicchio region. The property consists of 500 hectares, with 63 hectares dedicated to vines (the rest is woodland, olive groves and arable land). The second and third generation of the Neri family – Giacomo and his sons, Giovanni and Gianlorenzo – are now at the helm.
Casanova di Neri forged the way for Montalcino’s single-vineyard wines, releasing its first solo bottling of the Cerretalto site with the 1981 vintage, followed from the 1993 vintage with Tenuta Nuova. Today these single-vineyard Brunellos are amongst the most awarded and respected wines in the region. The wines are opulent, rich and beautifully textural, offering great consistency across vintages.
Casanova di Neri’s philosophy is to produce Brunello that drinks well in its youth, while also remaining concentrated. They are committed to avoiding any of the bitterness that Sangiovese can produce dominating the palate and every part of their work in the vineyard and winery is aimed at reducing this.