di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2012 or 2013 (Organic)
Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova has a long history of great press with several 100 point scores under its belt as well as being named the # 1 wine in the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2006 with a 97 point score!
Tenuta Nuova is sourced from Pietrodonice and Le Cetine vineyards and is aged in small oak casks for 24 to 30 months according to the vintage and then for at least a year in the bottle. The most amazing part of this wine is its incredible depth of aroma.
Casanova de Neri was founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri who in 1991 handed the reigns down to his son Giacomo and in forty years has established a remarkable reputation. The vineyards consist of 135 acres divided into four distinctive areas; Le Cetine cited in Sant’Angelo, in Colle; Il Pietradonice in Castelnuovo dell’Abate and Il Cerretalto and Il Fiesole, which are found close to the Estate’s farmhouse, directly facing the hill of Montalcino.
Tenuta Nuova is the summit of the di Neri family’s winemaking prowess, sourced from the Pietrodonice and Le Cetine vineyards. Casanova di Neri is one of the most prestigious names in the international winegrowing sector. The strength of the estate, established in 1971 by Giovanni Neri, continues to lie in the fact that it is a family run concern.
Tenuta Nuova 2012 has balsamic and red fruit notes, while in the mouth shows itself with ripen and silky tannins which are supported by a vibrant finish. It is now enjoyable but capable of ageing for many years. This wine is persistent, velvety, and goes on for minutes once opened. It should be served at 16-17 C° (61-62 F°), opening the bottle at least 2 hours in advance or alternatively decanting gently.