Casanova di Neri Cerretalto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 - 750ml

Italy
Tuscany
Casanova di Neri
2016
Casanova di Neri Cerretalto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 - 750ml

Casanova di Neri Cerretalto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 - 750ml

Italy
Tuscany
Casanova di Neri
2016
Fixed Price Item
Regular price HK$3,980.00 Sale price HK$2,980.00
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SKU: A126|CDN003|2016
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2016 vintage is the perfect balance among elegance, opulence, structure and complexity. Winter was warmer than average with some rain in February while  budding was regular during the first week of April. Flowering took place on the last week of May with sunnier days, following a mild summer with sporadic rainfall. Ripening process was slowly but consistent, also thanks to the big range between day and night temperatures right before harvest.

Harvest

Manual, 2nd week of October

Vinification

Manual selection of the grapes before and after destemming, followed by a spontaneous fermentation without the addition of artificial yeast. Maceration is assisted by a falling down system, and everything is carried out inside open cone-shaped and temperature controlled fermenters for 32 days.

Ageing in oak barrels

36 months

Ageing in bottles

24 months

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POINTS
This has incredible energy and depth, with a tight, firm and powerful tannin frame that is present throughout. Full-bodied with a deep core of dark fruit, slate, minerals and iron. Oyster shells, porcini, licorice and some cedar, too. More closed than the 2015. Great wine. Try this after a couple of years. It will last for decades.
98
POINTS
Here's an important keepsake from a classic vintage. The Casanova di Neri 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto needs time to open, especially if you plan to drink the wine earlier than is recommended (you're best off waiting five years or more). This powerful wine is packed tight with black fruit, plum and summer ripe cherry. Those dark fruit tones segue to spice, baked clay, balsam herb and gardening soil. The oak is always more apparent in the Cerretalto (which is released one year later, as if it were a Riserva) compared to the Tenuta Nuova. The vineyard used makes a big difference, giving this wine more textural weight and thicker fiber. It's all a question of taste, but if you want power (with 15% alcohol), richness, sensuality and voluptuousness in your Brunello, Cerretalto is the bottle at the end of the rainbow.
  • Wine Type

    • Red
  • Wine Style

    Old World
  • Closure

    Natural cork
  • Serving Temperature

    • Room Temperature
  • Aeration

    60 - 90 mins
  • Grape variety

    • Sangiovese

Sweetness

Dry
Sweet
Dry

Tannin

Low
High
Medium

Alcohol level

Low
High
High

Flavor

  • cherries
  • Graphite
  • liquorice
  • red fruit

Cuisine

  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portguese
  • Western
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