Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino "Tenuta Nuova" DOCG 2018 (Tuscany, Italy) - [TWI 96] [JD 96+] [JS 96] [WA 95] [VM 93] [WS 93]

Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino "Tenuta Nuova" DOCG 2018
(Tuscany, Italy) - [TWI 96] [JD 96+] [JS 96] [WA 95] [VM 93] [WS 93]

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About the Winery:

Casanova di Neri farm was founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri following the purchase of an estate in the Montalcino area. Since the founder's passing in 1991, his son Giacomo has headed the company, managing the vineyards and the cellar himself, now assisted by his sons Giovanni and Gianlorenzo. 


Notes from the Winemaker:

Tenuta Nuova is a pioneering and visionary vineyard project embodying the belief and passion of Casanova di Neri. Tenuta Nuova, meaning New Farm, was literally a groundbreaking project by Casanova di Neri to develop an area in the Brunello di Montalcino denomination that had not been planted with Sangiovese before. The ridge, covered with Mediterranean maquis shrubs, was originally owned by a shepherd, but proved to be too rocky for good grazing.

The Neris, however, saw great promise for vineyards. The project began with the study of varied local microclimates and their optimal exposures. Through a cautious and passionate research Casanova di Neri has used the most sophisticated scientific investigations to determine the clones, rootstocks, cultivation practices, plant density per hectare and every possible particular to obtain excellent Sangiovese grapes. They planted Le Cetine vineyard with vines cut from the winery's exceptional Cerretalto vineyard, and implemented the highest standards of viticulture in the vineyards. Ultimately, the Neris' faith in the area has been validated by the exceptional quality of the Tenuta Nuova Brunello. 

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - The Wine Independent:
"This 2018 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova has a black-toned ruby color. It is very young and closed on the nose; blue-black berried fruit aromas are at the moment dominated by a little heavy oak note of cream, spice and leather. On the palate there are firm, chewy tannins and dark flavours. This is a robust style of Brunello, perhaps on the way to becoming more approachable at an early age, but at the moment the style is firmly robust and powerful. The fruit for the Tenuta Nova comes from the warmer south-eastern part of the DOCG. Drink 2024-2038." - SH (5/28/23)

96+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"There is more depth to the 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova, with light smoky earth, black cherry, licorice, and black pepper. It is polished with fresh crunchy fruit yet retains a good amount of concentration, with notes of black raspberry, turned fresh soil, and graphite. Mouthwatering, with salinity, fresh acidity, and great length, it has fine tannins and warming spice on the finish. Drink 2024-2044." (3/6/2023)

96 Points - James Suckling:
"Elegant and perfumed nose of dried roses, violets, lemon zest, slate, cherries, aniseed and truffles. Very fine, tight and precise tannins. Medium to full body. I like the floral and saline undertones. So precise and fresh with a tight finish. Crushed stones at the end. Try in 2025, but already attractive to taste and drink." (June 2022)

95 Points - Wine Advocate:
"Here's a treat from Casanova di Neri. Aged in tonneaux for 30 months, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is fleshed out and rich with pretty layers of dark fruit, dried blackberry, spice and cured tobacco. There is a point of sour cherry in this vintage that folds into crushed flower, balsam herb, licorice and crushed stone. The bouquet is classic, but the Casanova di Neri magic touch comes through thanks to the wine's balance and pretty intensity. I can't, however, overlook a powerful 15% alcohol content that leaves its mark. This is a production of 67,740 bottles." - Monica Larner (Mar 2023)

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is spicy and intense, wafting up with a wild mix of sweet herbs, cloves, dried citrus peels and crushed red plums. This is darkly elegant and refined, with polished red and black fruits elevated by hints of lavender and mint; yet beneath, a web of fine tannins slowly saturates the palate. Hints of cranberry and tangerine mingle with lavender through the long and structured finale, as the 2018 finishes beautifully balanced and classic in feel. With maturity, this may deserve an even higher score."

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
Bright and focused, offering cherry, raspberry, rose hip, mushroom, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors. Pure and expressive, with fine harmony, an elegant frame and a lingering aftertaste. Gains support from a firm structure. Best from 2025 through 2042. 5,645 cases made, 1,750 cases imported." - BS (web only 2023)