Casanova di Neri proudly produces the White Label Brunello since 1978. Our passion and love for the land and our own distinctive Sangiovese joined together to make a wine that stands out for elegance, finesse, high quality and long ageing potential.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
giovanni neri tasting notes
The White Label 2014 is extraordinarily unique throughout the history of Casanova di Neri.
For the first time since 1978 this Brunello is a blend between White Label, Tenuta Nuova and Cerretalto 2014 grapes. The black and bronze bands on the historical label remind that the last two have not been bottled in this year.
The 2014 vintage is one of the most elegant, complex and finest of ever.
The color is bright red, and fresh hints of young red fruits mark the intense bouquet.
In the mouth everything is perfectly balanced, from the vibrant acidity to the creaminess and the silky consistency. Tannins are extremely fine and precise.
Persistent finish and endless aftertaste.
The 2014 is one of most particular and unique year for Casanova di Neri.
Winter was unusually warm and rainy, followed by a mild spring with a bit of rainfall. Budding and flowering took place as usual.
A cold and rainy August anticipated the end of the season way before than expected.
A great defoliation and cluster selection were needed to maintain an excellent health of the grapes.
Harvest began during the third week of September with a strict hand sorting to get the helathiest and and best ripened bunches.
Manual, from 3/10 to 14/10
We select the bunches manually before de-stemming and selecting the grapes with an optical selector. After that, spontaneous fermentation without added yeasts follows and maceration is facilitated by frequent pressing. Everything takes place in conical steel vats at controlled temperature for 24 days.
ageing in oak barrels
ageing in bottles