Cerretalto is a special blend of intuition, passion and vision – the hallmark of all Casanova di Neri’s work. The grapes hail mainly from a vineyard situated in a natural amphitheatre alongside a small river. The prized white truffles which grow in our private truffle reserve here bear witness to the purity of this environment. Soil rich in minerals, a very particular microclimate and low yield per plant coupled with our experience, dedication and passion for our work in the vineyard and in the cellar make Cerretalto a wine of immense character and harmonious structure. It's a wine of exceptional quality, personality and inimitable style – the perfect expression of the territory that nurtures it, the distillation of our idea of what a great Brunello should be. Cerretalto is a wine of outstanding character. Its uniqueness lies in the aroma’s graphite notes and sanguine undertones, and the extraordinary length and persistence of flavour on the palate. Its collection of accolades is incredible and unmatched: 100/100 Wine Advocate, 100/100 Wine Spectator, 100/100 James Suckling, 100/100 Falstaff, 100/100 Luca Gardini, 100/100 International Wine Report, 100/100 Wine Enthusiast.
On the weather side the 2010 growing season had good quantity of rain spread out all over the summer with mild average temperatures. All things which helped in delivery perfectly ripre grapes in the fenolic side with sugar and acidity in perfect balance as we did not have since a long time. Clear aroma of violets, ripe black cherry, herbs, balsamic notes, graphite and liquirice. Big and sweet tannins, endless mouthfeel with a very long sweet finish on the style of Cerretalto. ll of this is melted with great harmony. High ageing potential. It should be served at 16-17 C°, opening the bottle at least 2-3 hours in advance or alternatively decanting gently.
Manual, from 15th to 16th of October, 2010
Fermentation and maceration time: natural, using only gravity (no pumps) to get grapes in to open cone-shaped fermenters , with falling down system for 32 days.
ageing in oak barrels
ageing in bottles