Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino White Label 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Casanova di Neri|
Casanova di Neri entered the market with its Brunello di Montalcino in 1978. Now that the Neris produce two other Brunellos, this wine is referred to as the White Label Brunello to avoid confusion. The White Label is the winery's foundation wine, showing the background of Cerretalto's and Tenuta Nuova's excellence at a more affordable price.
Bright and intense red color. To the nose, the first impact is ethereal and citrusy. As it opens up, notes of red fruits become evident – particularly cherry, raspberry and black cherry. In the palate the generosity of vintage 2017 becomes evident: the tannins are soft and silky, balanced by a subdued acidity, which perfectly embodies the energy of this sunny vintage. The ending is long and elegant, fresh and harmonious.
A firm and chewy 2017 that is slightly austere but still provides a lively and dark-fruited palate. Medium to full body.
Casanova di Neri’s ‘white label’ is crafted from the estate’s vineyards in Montalcino’s northeast. The 2017 edition also sees grapes from Cerretalto included, which is usually bottled separately. It emerges slowly, giving scents of violets, yellow broom and mint. The palate is currently a bit angular but the core reaches deep. It hints promisingly at cherry, clay, iron and graphite. An intriguing, intricate expression with noteworthy freshness. Give this a year to flesh out. Drinking Window 2023 - 2028